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GEMSS - Genetics Education Materials
for School Success

The aim of GEMSS is to assure all children with genetic health conditions succeed in school-life. Children who have genetic conditions, about 1 in 20, are members of neighborhood schools across the country. GEMSS encourages collaboration between families, school, and medical professionals.

Schools and Families

Healthcare Providers



GEMSS offers information to better understand genetic conditions and the needs of students who have genetic conditions and offers helpful strategies for use in schools.

Teaching with GEMSS - Higher Ed Module
Ideas for staff development, college  courses (nursing, education, related services, etc.)


GEMSS provides a family-friendly starting point to help family members learn more about genetic conditions and offer ideas to encourage inclusion and participation in the classroom.

Healthcare Providers

GEMSS is a useful resource for coaching parents about school issues, advising about medical needs in schools, and providing a base of knowledge from which to build a healthcare plan for school use.