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View the 5-minute video “The Smallest Good Deed,” the story of Anna whose sister has VCFS and her wisdom and devotion to her younger sibling. If you would like a copy of the video, either as a digital file or a DVD, contact us at, we will provide one to you at no cost.

Download files that provide our recommendations for the following:

  1. Corona Virus and COVID-19 Ten Months Later

  2. Nasopharyngoscopy

  3. Videofluoroscopy

  4. Making a Video Call

  5. Guidelines for routine health care for individuals with VCFS

  6. Clinical Features Known to be Associated With Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome

  7.  Growth Charts for VCFS

  8. Learn about Vis-à-Vis, a new web-based resource 

The Vel-Cardio-Facial Journal

Editorial: A New Concept: The Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome Journal

            Robert J. Shprintzen, Ph.D.


Article: A History of the “Discovery” of VCFS
           Robert J. Shprintzen, Ph.D.

Case Report: Case Report of a 66-Year-Old Male with 

Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome and Atypical Immune Deficits

            Yoram Padeh, M.D., Alan L. Shanske, M.D.


Opinion: Autism and VCFS: News and Views

            Robert J. Shprintzen, Ph.D., Gianni L. Faedda, M.D.,         

            William D. Graf, M.D.


Commentary: Continuing the Debate on Autism and VCFS: What     

            Does It Mean For Treatment?

            Bronwyn Glaser, Ph.D.


Commentary: A History of the “Discovery” of VCFS (Or Whatever You Choose to Call It): A Trainee’s Perspective

            Robert W. Marion, M.D.


Issue 2

Successful Management of an Auto-Immune Hematologic
Disorder in a Child with Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome

            Nicholas J. Bennett, MBBChir, Ph.D.

            Leonard B. Weiner, M.D.

            Jack J. Blessing, M.D., Ph.D.


Feeding and Growth in VCFS,

Part 1: The Introduction of Growth Charts Based on a Large Sample

            Robert J. Shprintzen, Ph.D.
           Anne Marie Higgins, R.N., F.N.P., M.A.


          View the Growth Chart



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