22q and You Center

Resources for Teenagers

The teen years are tough enough, as kids strive to find their way in life and "fit in" at the same time. Teenagers with a genetic disorder — such as the chromosome 22q11.2 deletion — may feel isolated by their differences. A good way to help them feel less isolated is to put them in touch with others who have the same diagnosis. Here are a few ways.

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22q11.2 Adolescent Support Groups
Johanna Black
Boston Children's Hospital
617-355-5429
Ages 12-15, 16-22
Ten-session groups with Joseph E. Nyre, PhD, and Dita Obler, MS
Goals: To meet other adolescents with VCFS and create a safe place for feelings about school, after school and home.

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