At Xtraordinary Joy, we know that community is essential to overcoming the trials of a genetic disorder. Whether you are a parent of a child recently diagnosed, or a sponsor interested in learning more about the research, we hope you will find the information listed here to be helpful and comforting.


Possible symptoms

  • Low muscle tone resulting in delayed crawling, walking
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Gag reflex, swallow difficulty, sucking difficulty, oral aversion, teeth grinding
  • Drooling
  • Chronic sinus and ear infections
  • Autism; non-verbal
  • Seizures
  • Intellectual disability
  • Constipation
  • Some families have reported breathing issues, organ anomalies, growth problems

Underlying disorders with deletion

University of Florida scientists are teaming up to examine the effects of gene deletion on biochemical pathways and attempt to rescue brain circuitry with targeted therapies.


Listen to this Made in Gainesville podcast episode featuring Amy Meacham discussing the Xtraordinary Joy organization as well as her experience with X-chromosome deletion disorders:

Meacham – Made in Gainesville

National Chromosome Disorder Registries:

Xtraordinary Joy works to further its mission through a wide variety of events in the Gainesville area through partnership with related organizations. Check out our Events page for more info and fun photos! 

Masquerade Ball 2019
Masquerade Ball 2019