The recent decision in a case called Coates v. Watson represents a landmark of constitutional law, with the court finding that section 31 of the Ontario Family Law Act discriminates against the adult disabled children of unmarried parents and is contrary to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The case involved an unmarried Ontario mother who was responsible for caring for her adult disabled son named Joshua. The biological father had paid some child support, but was looking to have the support payments terminated now that Joshua was an adult. Joshua suffered from DiGeorge syndrome, which left him with both physical and mental health issues.
The 22q Deletion Syndrome as a Window into Complex Neuropsychiatric Disorders Over the Lifespan
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The first description in the English language of the constellation of findings now known to be due to this chromosomal difference was made in the s in children with DiGeorge syndrome, who presented with the clinical triad of immunodeficiency, hypoparathyroidism and congenital heart disease. The syndrome is now known to have a heterogeneous presentation that includes multiple additional congenital anomalies and later-onset conditions, such as palatal, gastrointestinal and renal abnormalities, autoimmune disease, variable cognitive delays, behavioural phenotypes and psychiatric illness — all far extending the original description of DiGeorge syndrome. Management requires a multidisciplinary approach involving paediatrics, general medicine, surgery, psychiatry, psychology, interventional therapies physical, occupational, speech, language and behavioural and genetic counselling. Early diagnosis, preferably prenatally or neonatally, could improve outcomes, thus stressing the importance of universal screening.