PRISMS (Parents & Researchers Interested in Smith-Magenis Syndrome)
About PRISMS (Parents & Researchers Interested in Smith-Magenis Syndrome)
PRISMS (Parents & Researchers Interested in Smith-Magenis Syndrome) is a 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to providing information and support to families of persons with Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS), sponsoring research and fostering partnerships with professionals to increase awareness and understanding of SMS. Smith-Magenis syndrome is a rare chromosomal disorder characterized by a specific pattern of physical, behavioral, and developmental features. It is caused by the absence of genetic material (deletion) from a certain region on chromosome 17. Organized and incorporated in the state of Virginia on Feb. 4, 1993, PRISMS, Inc., is governed by an eleven-member board of directors. Most board members have children with Smith-Magenis syndrome.
PRISMS Professional Advisory Board has created a set of Medical Management Guidelines and associated Checklist for Smith-Magenis Syndrome to best inform families and the physicians who serve them on evaluations to be conducted following initial SMS diagnosis, treatment of manifestations, and ongoing surveillance of the syndrome. Learn more here: https://www.prisms.org/about-sms/living-with-sms/medical-management-guidelines/