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Aicardi Syndrome Newsletter, Inc.

a/k/a: ASN

Address

P.O. Box 3202
St. Charles, IL 60174
USA

Fax

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800 Number

800-374-8518

TDD

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Email Address

AICNews@aol.com

Website

http://www.aicardisyndrome.org/site/node/3

The Aicardi Syndrome Newsletter, Inc. (ASN) is a voluntary, non-profit organization dedicated to providing a network of information and support to families with children who have Aicardi syndrome and strengthening and empowering families in becoming advocates for their children. Aicardi syndrome, an extremely rare genetic disorder that affects only females, is characterized by absence of the thick band of nerve fibers that connects the left and right hemispheres of the brain (agenesis of the corpus callosum), seizures and spasms, characteristic retinal lesions, mental retardation, and/or other abnormalities. The newsletter provides current research, articles, and findings regarding Aicardi syndrome for member families. In addition, it distributes information about Aicardi syndrome to the public and serves as a reference and resource contact for medical, education, and professional organizations. Aicardi Syndrome Newsletter, Inc., provides several educational materials including reports, brochures, and a bibliography of published journal articles. Biennial international conferences are held in the U.S. every other (even) year.

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