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Understanding Rare Chromosome and Gene Disorders

Unique Families


With a global network of Families & Professionals, Unique can help you find out more about your child's or your own rare chromosome disorder, copy number variant or single gene disorder associated with learning disability and developmental delay. Click the button below to join us. We can answer many of your questions and match you with other families. You'll also be helping us understand the lifetime effects of these rare disorders. Alternatively, for queries, email info@rarechromo.org

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What is an Array CGH?


Please click the button below to learn about Array CGH. The first of a series of Jargon Busting videos from Unique!

What is an Array CGH?

A caring voice in difficult times...


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Welcome to Unique

Discovering that you or your child has a rare chromosome disorder, copy number variant or single gene disorder causing your child's learning disability, developmental delay and maybe other symptoms can come as a great shock. You might be feeling a mixture of emotions; sadness, confusion, numbness, anger, guilt, "why me?", isolation, bewilderment and very often a sense of grief for the child you had anticipated. You might despair at the lack of information about your own or your child's disorder or that the disorder hasn't even got a 'proper' name. Whatever your feelings and emotions, we know how much it can help to talk to people who understand what you are going through and who even know what you are talking about.

How can we help?

You might want to learn more about your child's rare chromosome disorder, copy number variant or single gene disorder or find another child with the same disorder. We can try to help you with information and family links and matches. Even if your child's disorder is unique, just talking to other parents can help to alleviate feelings of isolation and "Why me?" Please click on the links above and below for more information and to learn how we can help. If you can't find a guide to your child's disorder we might still have members registered on our confidential database with a similar disorder.  Just ask us on info@rarechromo.org Please note that we do not cover mitochondrial or metabolic disorders.

Practical Guides and Packs for Members

We collect information to help families affected by rare chromosome disorders, copy number variants and single gene disorders associated with learning disability and developmental delay with practical daily living and have produced a series of information guides on a variety of topics from communication to grants and funding. Additional practical guides and updates to existing guides will be coming on stream all the time, as fundraising and donations allow, so please do pop back regularly to see what’s new.

UK Membership

We have members living across the UK.  Click on the link below to see how many members live in your county.

UK Membership
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Country County No. of Members
England -none- 79
England Avon 141
England Bath & NE Somerset 12
England Bedfordshire 160
England Berkshire 149
England Buckinghamshire 153
England Cambridgeshire 244
England Cheshire 286
England Cleveland 73
England Cornwall 132
England County Durham 147
England Cumbria 92
England Derbyshire 179
England Devon 244
England Dorset 143
England East Riding of Yorkshire 34
England East Sussex 232
England East Yorkshire 69
England Essex 446
England Gloucestershire 128
England Greater Manchester 326
England Hampshire 451
England Herefordshire 35
England Hertfordshire 273
England Humberside 18
England Isle of Man 11
England Isle of Wight 23
England Kent 488
England Lancashire 445
England Leicestershire 156
England Lincolnshire 211
England London 592
England Merseyside 209
England Middlesex 147
England MS 1
England NE Lincolnshire 17
England NM 88012 1
England Norfolk 214
England North Lincolnshire 16
England North Somerset 35
England North Yorkshire 156
England Northamptonshire 153
England Northumberland 53
England Nottinghamshire 248
England NY 1
England OH 4487 1
England Oxfordshire 137
England Preston 1
England Rutland 4
England Shropshire 83
England Somerset 162
England South Gloucestershire 29
England South Yorkshire 295
England Staffordshire 192
England Suffolk 181
England Surrey 405
England Tyne & Wear 198
England Warwickshire 138
England West Midlands 396
England West Sussex 212
England West Yorkshire 402
England Wiltshire 157
England Worcestershire 93
England Wythenshawe 1
England Yorkshire 11
Northern Ireland -none- 9
Northern Ireland Antrim 2
Northern Ireland Co. Antrim 134
Northern Ireland Co. Armagh 44
Northern Ireland Co. Cavan 1
Northern Ireland Co. Derry 19
Northern Ireland Co. Down 86
Northern Ireland Co. Fermanagh 12
Northern Ireland Co. Londonderry 28
Northern Ireland Co. Tyrone 28
Northern Ireland County Armagh 1
Scotland -none- 20
Scotland Aberdeenshire 61
Scotland Angus 20
Scotland Argyll 5
Scotland Argyll & Bute 13
Scotland Arran 1
Scotland Ayrshire 34
Scotland Berwickshire 2
Scotland Caithness 4
Scotland Central 10
Scotland Clackmannanshire 3
Scotland Dumfries & Galloway 18
Scotland Dumfrieshire 8
Scotland Dunbartonshire 11
Scotland East Ayrshire 8
Scotland East Dunbartonshire 9
Scotland East Lothian 21
Scotland Fife 56
Scotland Grampian 4
Scotland Highland 15
Scotland Inverclyde 4
Scotland Invernesshire 3
Scotland Isle of Bute 1
Scotland Isle of Lewis 3
Scotland Isle of Skye 2
Scotland Kirkcudbrightshire 1
Scotland Lanarkshire 43
Scotland Lothian 24
Scotland Midlothian 40
Scotland Moray 5
Scotland North Ayrshire 9
Scotland North Lanarkshire 42
Scotland Orkney 1
Scotland Outer Hebrides 2
Scotland Perth & Kinross 4
Scotland Perthshire 8
Scotland Renfrewshire 35
Scotland Ross-shire 12
Scotland Roxburghshire 8
Scotland Scottish Borders 12
Scotland Selkirkshire 5
Scotland Shetland 7
Scotland South Ayrshire 7
Scotland South Lanarkshire 21
Scotland Stirlingshire 44
Scotland Strathclyde 87
Scotland Sutherland 1
Scotland Tayside 1
Scotland West Dunbartonshire 2
Scotland West Lothian 36
Scotland Wigtownshire 1
Wales -none- 12
Wales Anglesey 15
Wales Caerphilly 3
Wales Carmarthenshire 25
Wales Ceredigion 11
Wales Clwyd 14
Wales Conwy 14
Wales Denbighshire 20
Wales Dyfed 2
Wales Flintshire 16
Wales Glamorgan 23
Wales Gwent 53
Wales Gwynedd 21
Wales Mid Glamorgan 31
Wales Monmouthshire 22
Wales Pembrokeshire 23
Wales Powys 19
Wales Rhondda Cynon Taff 14
Wales South Glamorgan 42
Wales Vale of Glamorgan 20
Wales West Glamorgan 34

International Membership

We welcome families and individuals affected by rare chromosome and autosomal dominant single gene disorders to join our membership, no matter where in the world you live.  Click on the link below to see how many members we have living in your country.

International Membership
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Country No. of Members
Albania 3
Alderney 1
Algeria 1
Argentina 94
Aruba 1
Australia 1724
Austria 34
Azerbaijan 2
Bahrain 1
Belarus 9
Belgium 77
Bermuda 3
Bosnia and Herzegovina 9
Botswana 1
Brazil 216
Brunei Darussalam 1
Bulgaria 14
Cambodia 1
Canada 1057
Canary Islands 6
Chile 45
China 31
Colombia 56
Costa Rica 2
Croatia 20
Cuba 2
Curacao 1
Cyprus 12
Czech Republic 28
Denmark 103
Dominican Republic 5
Ecuador 10
Egypt 11
Eire 624
El Salvador 1
Estonia 8
Faroe Islands 2
Fiji 1
Finland 85
France 217
Georgia 5
Germany 344
Ghana 1
Gibralta 1
Gibraltar 7
Greece 26
Guam 1
Guatemala 12
Guernsey 12
Hong Kong 25
Hungary 10
Iceland 19
India 61
Indonesia 12
Iran 10
Iraq 1
Israel 58
Italy 213
Japan 22
Jersey 13
Jordan 4
Kazakhstan 3
Kenya 3
Kuwait 5
Latvia 6
Lebanon 7
Lithuania 2
Luxembourg 7
Macedonia 3
Malawi 1
Malaysia 23
Maldives 1
Malta 16
Mexico 55
Moldova 3
Montenegro 1
Morocco 9
Namibia 1
New Zealand 441
Nigeria 3
North Macedonia 4
Norway 159
Oman 5
Pakistan 7
Peru 8
Philippines 16
Poland 165
Portugal 53
Puerto Rico 10
Qatar 10
Republic of Panama 4
Romania 58
Russia 152
Saudi Arabia 20
Senegal 1
Serbia 8
Singapore 27
Slovakia 15
Slovenia 17
Somalia 1
South Africa 154
South Korea 12
Spain 221
Sri Lanka 5
Sudan 1
Swaziland 1
Sweden 147
Switzerland 80
Syria 1
Taiwan 10
Thailand 13
The Netherlands 333
Trinidad & Tobago 4
Tunisia 4
Turkey 51
U.S.A. 9853
Uganda 1
Ukraine 26
United Arab Emirates 32
United Kingdom 12958
Uruguay 8
US 1
Uzbekistan 3
Venezuela 10
Vietnam 5
Zimbabwe 2
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