Dr Cathy Franklin



Job Title Acting Director Mater Intellectual Disability and Autism Service
Organisation Name Mater Misericordiae Limited, QLD
Areas of Special Interest

Down syndrome
Prader-Willi syndrome
Fragile X syndrome (refer page 25)
Velo-cardio-facial syndrome
Other syndromes associated with intellectual disability or autism (refer page 17)

Research relating to areas of special interest

Acute regression in Down syndrome

Adults or Children Adults
Clinic Services Outpatient assessment and management advice
Clinic Contact details

Mater Intellectual Disability and Autism Service
Mater Intellectual Disability and Autism Service’s Clinical Coordinator
T: (07) 3163 2524
E: midas@mater.org.au.

Clinic days/times Tuesday and Wednesday
Other clinic details

Face-to-face clinic at Mater Young Adult Health Centre Brisbane:
Service is for age 16+
State-wide service for residents of Queensland
GP referral required

Telehealth consults Available
Telehealth Information Telehealth clinic for those in remote areas of Queensland, this is one of only a few services of this kind in Australia.
Transitional Planning – Paediatric to adult services Not available
Transitional Planning Information Not currently available


Phone (07) 3163 8111

Dr Cathy Franklin

is prepared to be contacted by Medical Practitioners and other Health Professionals
Additional Clinical Information

Clinical Information
Prader-Willi syndrome
22q11.2 deletion syndrome
Fragile X syndrome

Fragile X-associated disorders: Don’t miss them

Autism CRC Knowledge Centre
Autism spectrum disorders
Australians with Down syndrome

Role of the Family Physician in the Care of Children with Down Syndrome

Information for Patients
Velo-cardio-facial syndrome
Autism CRC Knowledge Centre

What is Fragile X syndrome? 

What is Down syndrome?

About Prader-Willi Syndrome


European Reference Networks (ERNs)

European Reference Networks (ERNs)
ERNs are networks for clinicians and researchers to share expertise, knowledge and resources, this information may be of use to Australian health professionals and researchers.

For links to online portals that provide information on rare diseases including definitions, causes, treatments, and publications for patients, families and professionals in the field. Please see our conditions page.