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Watch: Genetic Connections: Introduction to Genetics, Red Flags and Resources – Part One

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Watch recording of “Genetic Connections: Introduction to Genetics, Red Flags and Resources – Part One” workshop here.

This two-part webinar was originally created by the Mountain State Regional Genetic Network. It will break down and explain the who and why of genetics, genetic vocabulary and basic genetic concepts. We will also explore four case studies and go over what the red flags are that families and professionals should consider when referring to a genetic specialist. Lastly, we will discuss how a genetic navigator might assist in this process as well as other local, regional, and national genetic resources. This webinar will benefit those who are navigating a genetic diagnosis, and those hoping to understand more about the basics of genetics. Also, register for Part Two which will be held on March 14 at 10:00 a.m.

** This workshop is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $600,000 with 0 percent financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov

– Ashley Michaud, BA, is the Genetic Navigator for Vermont Family Network and the mom of a 6-year-old living with a rare genetic condition. Genetic Navigation is a family support that aims to provide guidance, resources, and assist families accessing genetic services or living with a genetic condition. Genetic navigation is an initiative that began in the Mountain States Regional Genetic Network and through the support of the New England Regional Genetic Network, Ashley completed the 8 hours of training to bring this resource to Vermont. Through this work, Ashley hopes to raise awareness and strengthen a family’s voices when navigating the genetic services system.


February 22
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Vermont Family Network
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