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Tay-Sachs, Canavan and related diseases

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  • Explore the support available for families coping with the diagnosis of these life-changing and often fatal genetic diseases.
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  • Learn about grants, research projects, and potential therapies for Tay-Sachs, Canavan, GM1, Sandhoff and the allied diseases.
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  • Awareness, prevention and fundraising can provide a brighter future for families and individuals affected by rare genetic diseases.
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  • The conference is a weekend of acceptance, helpful tools and access to research updates.
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  • Prevention is the only cure today. Know your risks. Be informed, be tested, be sure.
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  • Join the cause by attending or organizing an event to help raise awareness and funds.

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  • Tay-Sachs Disease
  • Canavan
  • Sandhoff Disease
  • GM-1
  • Other Allied Diseases
Tay-Sachs is a genetic disorder caused by the absence of beta-hexosaminidase (Hex-A). This missing enzyme causes cells to become damaged, resulting in progressive neurological disorders. Read More
Canavan is a progressive neurological genetic disorder caused by the absence of a vital enzyme known as aspartoacylase (ASPA). ASPA breaks N-acetylaspartate acid (NAA) into building blocks essential for building myelin. Read More
Sandhoff is a progressive neurological genetic disorder caused by the absence of a vital enzyme. It is one of over 50 genetically inherited disorders known as Lysosomal Storage Diseases. Read More
Gangliosidosis-1 (GM-1) is a progressive neurological genetic disorder caused by the absence of a vital enzyme. It is one of over 50 genetically inherited disorders known as Lysosomal Storage Diseases. Read More
The allied diseases under the NTSAD umbrella include over 50 lysosomal storage diseases and over 50 leukodystrophies. Read More

At  NTSAD, we provide family services, research, and education for Tay-Sachs, Canavan and allied diseases. Join our cause to wipe out these genetic diseases.

National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association (NTSAD)
2001 Beacon Street, Suite 204, Boston, Massachusetts 02135
(617) 277-4463 * (800) 90-NTSAD * This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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  • NTSAD's 2014-2015 Request for Proposals +

    NTSAD seeks research proposals that advance the mission to treat and cure Tay-Sachs, Sandhoff, GM1 and Canavan diseases. Read More
  • 2015 Annual Family Conference +

    Learn more about this invaluable weekend of hope and compassion. Explore ways you can sponsor the cornerstone of the NTSAD year! Read More
  • 2014 Imagine & Believe: An Evening to Benefit NTSAD +

    A magical night for NTSAD! See how one film, incredible guests and a great mission raised nearly $80,000! Read More
  • 2014 Day of Hope +

    A Global Day to Rally and Raise Funds for Research Read More
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