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Imagine ID are exhibiting at Kidz to Adultz Middle on Thursday 15th March 2018 at the Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena in Coventry. You can meet representatives from Imagine ID from University of Cambridge, University College London and Cardiff University on stand V2.

Imagine ID is a research project funded by the Medical Research Council looking at how a child’s DNA affects development, particularly in relation to learning disorders. The study want to answer a question parents often ask when their child receives a genetic condition: what does this mean for my child? A genetic diagnosis is just the beginning.

We want to understand the challenges families face, help improve care and find better treatments.

We need your help. Can your family take part?

If your child is aged 4 or over and has intellectual disability due to a genetic cause then yes you can! After you complete an online questionnaire, you will receive a personalised summary report of your child’s strengths and difficulties, in addition you will also receive a copy of our children’s book Avery. Please join our research project – contact us:

Helping children understand genetic illness

Most days I’m like the other birds. Other days though, I am not. And I have to be very brave.


Avery, a new children’s book produced through a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University, tells the story of a young bird who is born to be different from the other birds.

Being born with a genetic disease can be confusing and frightening, not only for a child, but also their parents and siblings. This book was created to help parents start what is often a difficult conversation with their child.

Avery is available to order online.

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