Angelman Syndrome Foundation
About Angelman Syndrome Foundation
The Angelman Syndrome Foundation, Inc., (ASF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance the awareness and treatment of Angelman syndrome through education and information, research, and support for individuals with Angelman syndrome, their families, and other concerned parties. Angelman syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by mental and motor retardation, absence of speech, muscular abnormalities, unprovoked laughter, and characteristic facial abnormalities. Established in 1992, the Angelman Syndrome Foundation offers national, regional, and local support systems for affected individuals and their families. It also promotes and supports research on the diagnosis, treatment, management, and prevention of Angelman syndrome.