Specialized Educational Recommendations for Children with the 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome

Making learning fit the needs of the child.

Welcome, Parents, Educators and Professionals!

The 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (also known as Velo Cardio Facial Syndrome and DiGeorge ) affects 1 in 2000 students, yet most educators and physicians remain unaware of the unique learning needs of these children.  It is a relatively newly diagnosed condition.  The genetic test to identify it has only been available since 1994 and there is a wide variability in the syndrome.  Donna Cutler-Landsman is an author and educator with 35 years of classroom experience.  She has extensive experience in helping craft specialized educational programs for this population.

Available Services:  
  • Educational Consulting including Individual Education Plan (IEP) recommendations
  • Instructional Webinars and Staff In-Service 
  • Transition to adulthood planning including Social Security or SSI applications
  • Publications including the definitive reference on VCFS education


Latest news:

Free one hour webinar for parents and educators, hosted by Donna.  "Understanding IEPs" was  March 21st and was sponsored by the Dempster Family Foundation.  Click "General Audience Webinars" on the ruler above for more information.


A series of webinars targeted specifically to school teachers and staff,  "Striving for School Success:  Understanding the 22q11.2 Syndrome,"  is available in recorded form. There are separate sessions for pre-school/elementary and middle/high school educators.  Click "Staff Training Webinars" on the ruler above for more information.

Upcoming Conferences

22q11.2  9th International Scientific Meeting  

Majorca, Spain  

June 19th-22nd

Visit:  www.22q11mallorca.com for more information

VCFSEF Annual Conference

Las Vegas, Nevada  

July 10th-13th

Visit:  www.vcfsef.org 

Denmark Conference, Copenhagen

September  11th-14th  

Visit: www.22q11.dk

More information will be forthcoming.