International. 5 affiliated groups. Founded 1976. Dedicated to helping children, parents, adults and health care providers deal with the complexities of spinal deformities such as scoliosis. Whether the issue is early detection and screening programs, treatment methods, pain management or patient care, NSF strives to promote public awareness, provide reliable information, encourage on-going research, education and support the scoliosis community. Bi-annual newsletter, information packets, pen pals, conferences and phone support. Assistance in starting local groups.
National Scoliosis Foundation
5 Cabot Pl.
Stoughton, MA 02072
Voice: 1-800-673-6922 or 781-341-6333 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm EST)
National. 50 chapters. Founded 1974. Information support network for scoliosis patients and parents of children with scoliosis. Establishes local patient and parent self-help groups. Encourages school screening programs. Supports research. Newsletter. Membership contribution $20. Guidelines for starting chapters.
Scoliosis Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 811705
Boca Raton, FL 33481-1705
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