Back by popular demand, The Greater Philadelphia Fundraising Committee for the Focus Foundation will host our 4th annual Oktoberfest: "Under the Big Top"! This year, again enjoy the evening in downtown Philadelphia at the Crystal Tea Room with your friends and business associates. For more information, and to purchase tickets for the event, Click here.
The Focus Foundation is the first and only research-based agency exclusively dedicated to identifying and helping children who have X & Y Variations (also called X & Y Chromosomal Variations or Sex Chromosome Disorders; within the disorder are many sub-categories, which are identified by names including Klinefelter Syndrome, Tetrasomy X, Pentasomy X, 49 XXXXX, 48 XXXY, 49 XXXXY, XYY, and 47 XXY.), Dyslexia and/or Developmental Dyspraxia, conditions that lead to language-based disabilities, motor planning deficits, reading dysfunction, and attention and behavioral disorders. All physicians, ancillary health care providers and special educators are taught that genetic abnormalities can impact a child's development. Unfortunately, because most practitioners often receive insufficient information about these chromosome disorders, they don't even consider testing for X & Y Variations when caring for a child who presents with developmental concerns.
Early Identification + Targeted Treatment = Recovery