About KSN

Brief History of KSN


  • Schmiedges begin first contacts with other families


  • Compilation of published journal articles and creation of medical dictionary
  • First family directory is mailed
  • Website is created


  • First newsletter is mailed
  • Inception of mailing list
  • KSN becomes incorporated in Saskatchewan


  • KSN becomes a charitable non-profit organization within Canada


  • First brochure is produced


  • Current website is created
  • Brochure is updated

Kabuki Syndrome Network

Kabuki Syndrome Network (KSN) was founded by Margot Schmiedge in 1997 and established as a charitable non-profit organization in Canada in 2000. KSN is run by volunteer parents from all corners of the world, within our own homes.

KSN’s goals are:

  • to act as a source of information on Kabuki syndrome
  • to facilitate networking amongst families and professionals
  • to support research activities

    Together we strive to support families and professionals so that we may be in the best position to aid in the healthy development of our children.

  • Acknowlegements

    Thanks goes to Dean Schmiedge for his accounting expertise.

    Thanks goes out to Ed Zwart, Margot's brother, and Janice Banser, Ed's partner, for their help in the construction and design of this website. Their many hours of donated time toward this cause is very much appreciated! If you like this site and require their services, you can contact them at Softserv Innovation.

    Thanks to Netwerk Kabuki Syndroom for allowing us to use the logo which you see on the top of each page. It was designed by Jos Vergouwen, the contact for the Dutch group. Jos describes the logo as follows: "The logo is derived from the first Japanese character sign of the word Kabuki syndrome. The first thing you see is the elegant letter K. If you look more closely, you see a person standing with both arms outstretched, which symbolises the invitation to network with one another."

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