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Diagnosing kids using family medical history or genetic testing, or both

In a Talking Pediatrics Crack the Case episode about family medical history and genetic testing, Dinel Pond, lead genetic counselor at Children’s Minnesota, discuss three cases that presented in the Minneapolis clinic, getting a comprehensive and useful family history, and tips to navigate (and explain) genetic testing with families.

Children’s Minnesota’s Developmental Pediatrics clinic receives donated care packages from Twin Cities Autism Foundation

Twin Cities Autism Foundation delivered 50 custom backpacks filled with special goodies for patients in the Developmental Pediatrics clinic at Children’s Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus. This event coincides with Autism Acceptance Month in April.

‘Acceptance is much more important than awareness:’ Quinn and his family exemplify the true meaning of Autism Acceptance Month

Since his autism diagnosis in 2015, Quinn has used resources provided by Children’s Minnesota.

Autism Acceptance Month: A family’s experience with autism spectrum disorder

After Amy and Shannon got married, they started the adoption process. They adopted two kids — Marvin and Cary Lynn — who both showed signs of autism. Read their family's journey.