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Abigail Turnwald, genetic counseling


genetic counseling


Abigail provides genetic counseling for a variety of indications including autism spectrum disorder, developmental delay, hearing loss, epilepsy, and more. 

education and training

education: University of Colorado Anschutz, master of genetic counseling

American Board of Genetic Counseling 

publications and presentations


  • Getting to know you ( sibling stories); Siblings of children with rare disease are in a unique role. Our series, Siblings Stories, highlights that role using real and fictional stories to discuss the dynamic aspects of being a sibling to a child with Angelman syndrome. We hope that siblings connect with these characters and find community in each story – and share these with their classmates, friends, and family! 
  • Turnwald, A., Thompson, T., Nori, K., Duis, J.  Communication practices of parents and unaffected sibling needs in families impacted by a diagnosis of Angelman syndrome. American Journal of Medical Genetics. 2022 Jul;188(7):2110-2118.

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I am passionate about helping families investigate the possibility of a genetic diagnosis and providing support to rare disease families.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

of the mission and values. We are all working together to truly give the best care to our patients.

Dayton Children's is special because...

we are all focused on the mission of optimal health for every child.

I like working with kids because...

they are resilient and always provide smiles and laughter through the hardest of times.

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