Genetic Evaluations

Genetic factors play a major role in causing developmental
disabilities. Down syndrome is widely recognized, yet there are hundreds of lesser-known genetic conditions that can cause intellectual, behavioral, and psychiatric symptoms. Determining the cause of a person's disability can help individuals and family members to better understand why it occurred and the chances for a  recurrence in future generations. A diagnosis may also enable families and providers to access syndrome-specific interventions relevant to an individual's unique needs.



Children and adults enrolled in Elwyn's residential and day programs may be referred for diagnostic genetics evaluations through our office in the Medical Suite on Elwyn's Media Campus. Genetic counselors work with primary care physicians and consultants from area medical centers to evaluate and address concerns about the cause of a person's disability. Genetic counseling and referral for support services are also provided. For more information, call 610-891-2313 or email