How can GARD help teachers and students?
Teachers and students frequently contact GARD with a wide range of questions about genetics and rare medical conditions. If you are a teacher, you may be looking for vetted and engaging classroom materials to teach your students about genetics and rare medical conditions. Or you may have a student in your classroom who has a rare medical condition and the school team needs information about the condition. GARD can provide ideas, strategies, and support resources for teachers and parents to make the student's education more successful.
If you are a student, you may want help finding information for a school project about a genetic or rare medical condition. Or you might be interested in working in the field of genetics or rare diseases and would like to find an internship at the National Institutes of Health.
Use the search box above to find information and resources on more than 6,500 conditions. You can also go to the Diseases
tab for additional ways to search.
On each disease page, you will find links to resources and information written by GARD Information Specialists in response to questions they’ve received. The amount of information varies depending on how many questions GARD has received about each condition. If you can’t find information on the website that you need, contact a GARD Information Specialist
. GARD Information Specialists have advanced degrees in genetics and have experience working with people who have rare conditions.
Information Specialists can provide the following:
Contact information for advocacy organizations to connect with other patients and genetics and rare disease experts.
Resources that provide disease information in easy-to-understand language.
On the GARD website you can also find guides with tips on general topics, important resources, and answers to teachers' and students' commonly asked questions. We appreciate feedback about these guides and resources and encourage you to make a suggestion
Guides for Teachers and Students:
- Teaching Resources.
- Finding Internships (coming soon).
- Resources for Student Projects (coming soon).