I'm a student on the Genetic and Genomic Counselling masters course at Cardiff University, and am going to be delivering a presentation on achondroplasia to my course mates in early January.
I would really like to raise awareness by focusing on the experiences (both positive and negative) of people with the condition, including how health and community services have supported them and how they could be improved.
I'd be happy for you to share my project with your members. I'll be delivering my 10 minute presentation to my peers via our online tutorial on January 10, and would like to include aspects of the following:
- How diagnosis and testing is carried out in the UK
- How couples/individuals with achondroplasia are supported in making decisions regarding having children
- Which medical professionals are involved in delivering support, and how
- How the social care/education system supports individuals with achondroplasia
- What life is like day-to-day for someone with achondroplasia
- How achondroplasia is depicted in the media and feelings about this.
I'd be very appreciative of any guidance you could give me to make this presentation informative and accurate.