(MULTILINGUAL) International network. Founded 2002. Provides young patients (under 21) with a support and outreach network focused on positive peer support. Strives to heighten awareness of dysautonomia conditions (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, neurally mediated hypotension, neurocardiogenic syncope, vasovagal syncope, generalized dysautonomia, birth dysautonomia, non-familial dysautonomia and post-viral dysautonomia) within the pediatric and adolescent medical communities. Newsletter, literature (English, Spanish, Italian), pen pal program, moderated message board and national conference. Membership is free.
1301 Greengate Court
Waldorf, MD 20601
National. Provides support to parents, families and others interested in dysautonomia. Networking and funding for familial dysautonomia research. Information and newsletter.
c/o Ann Slaw
1170 Green Knolls Dr.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
National. 54 affiliated groups. Founded 1987. Assists individuals suffering from mitral valve prolapse syndrome and dysautonomia to find support and understanding. Education on symptoms and treatment. Newsletter and literature.
National Society MVP and Dysautonomia
880 Montclair Rd., Suite 370
Birmingham, AL 35213
Voice: 205-592-5765 or 1-800-541-8602
International. 13 chapters. Founded 1951. Provides peer support, information and referrals for families affected by familial dysautonomia. Raises funds for medical treatment as well as clinical and scientific research. Aim is to provide treatment, research, public education and social services for people affected by or at risk for familial dysautonomia. Testing for all Ashkenazi Jewish individuals is now available. Newsletter.
Dysautonomia Foundation, Inc.
315 W. 39th St., Ste. 701
New York, NY 10018
National network. Founded 1996. Provides support, educational material and medical referrals for persons who have dysautonomia (a disorder of the autonomic nervous system). Networking, literature, advocacy, phone support and conferences. Encourages research. Online e-mail and discussion support forum, groups and free downloadable online 'Patient Handbook'.
National Dysautonomia Research Foundation
1407 W. 4th St., Suite 160
Red Wing, MN 55069
Voice: 651-267-0525 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-6pm CST)
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