Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare, polio-like condition that affects the body’s nervous system, specifically the spinal cord. The exact cause of the illness is not known, though scientists think it is most likely the result of a viral infection.

Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)

Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a rare, genetic disorder characterized by the breakdown or loss of the myelin sheath surrounding nerve cells in the brain and progressive dysfunction of the adrenal gland.

Alexander Disease

Alexander disease is a rare autosomal dominant leukodystrophy, which means one copy of the altered affected gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the disorder.

Angelman Syndrome

Angelman syndrome (AS) is a rare neurodevelopmental genetic disorder that affects approximately 1 in 15,000 people. Affected individuals typically have recurrent seizures, balance and coordination issues, developmental delay/intellectual disability and sleep disturbance

Ataxia Telangiectasia (AT)

Ataxia telangiectasia (AT) is a rare, progressive, neurodegenerative childhood disease that affects the nervous system and other body systems.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

These difficulties usually begin before the person is seven years old. However, these behaviors may be noticed earlier or may not be noticed until the child is older. Doctors do not know what causes ADHD. However, researchers who study the brain are coming closer to understanding what may cause ADHD...

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – is a brain-based developmental disability that affects a child’s ability to communicate, understand language, play and relate to others. The diagnostic criteria are outlined by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of...