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Susan’s Educational Journey

Susan is a volunteer blog post editor and translator for the Turner Syndrome Foundation (TSF). Her Turner Syndrome (TS) journey began when she was 19, after testing by the genetics department at her university. She is now 51. While TS…

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Cyberbullying: How to Help your Child

 Is your child acting more upset, angry, hungry, antisocial, or tired lately? Has your child become less social online or become more negatively emotional when online? Does your child have health challenges that cause them to stand out at school,…

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Insights on Education: Ask Star Sisters

We asked our Star Sisters, a private Facebook group for individuals with Turner Syndrome (TS), for their insights on education. Read below to see what three ladies with TS had to say about their educational journey, their biggest challenges, and…

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How To Advocate for Your Child in School: Navigating 504 Plans and IEPs

Do you or a loved one have a child who struggles in school? Are you having difficulty advocating for their academic needs? Learn how to advocate for your child in school using a 504 plan or Individualized Educational Program (IEP)…

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In Celebration of Education

blog series with Katie Steedly curling

Written by Katie Steedly Curling, PhD, writer, and guest blogger for the Turner Syndrome Foundation. Katie writes monthly about her experiences living with Turner Syndrome. In this article, she reflects on her educational journey and the things she celebrates in life….

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Overcoming Educational Challenges

Christina is a woman with Turner Syndrome, a wife, and a teacher. In this post, she shares her perspective on what unique educational challenges children with Turner Syndrome might face. She also discusses some strategies to support your child so…

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My Hormone Therapy Experience

In this post, Katie, a woman who has Turner Syndrome (TS), talks about her experience with growth hormone and estrogen therapies. Her experience may not be the same as that of others, but may shed some light on the treatments…

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My Daughter’s Turner Syndrome Journey: Q&A with a Mother

Woman with Turner syndrome

Lori Kobular has adult daughter, Julie, with Turner Syndrome (TS). Lori is a Turner Syndrome Foundation (TSF) board member and serves on the volunteer Awareness Committee. In this post, she answers some questions about her experience parenting a daughter with…

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I Had Heart Surgery During a Pandemic

I have Turner Syndrome. I had heart surgery during a pandemic. . . and this is what it was like!

Nicole, a woman who has Turner Syndrome (TS), shares her experience undergoing heart surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her heart surgery is not uncommon among those with TS, so many with TS can relate to her experience. I am a…

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Financial Resources for Growth Hormone Therapy

Do you have a child or loved one who has Turner Syndrome (TS) and needs growth hormone therapy (GHT) but cannot afford it? Do you know another parent in this situation? Read below to learn about what financial resources for…

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