Genetic Counselling

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The project won’t be able to research genetic counselling due to limitations in funding and time, however see the section on limitations of the research, which explains the website will offer space for people to share their experiences of genetic counselling.  There have been several well-funded projects since the mid-1990’s that have been able to ensure genetic counselling services are accessible to Deaf and hard of hearing people and their families. However, we recognise that people who are interested in genetics often seek information on genetic counselling. This might be the case if, for example, you want to explore wider health issues within your family such as cystic fibrosis, Huntingdon’s disease, cancer or others.

Information in BSL can be found on this external linkfrom Manchester University: http://sites.mhs.manchester.ac.uk/what-is-genetic-counselling/

Should the project continue beyond the funded date of 30th September 2012 we hope to expand to include issues around genetic counselling and Deafhood.

There are other valuable resources available on genetic counselling, including academic publications, and these can be found in the Resources section.