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Tay-Sachs Disease (cont.)

Other Places To Get Help

Organizations

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
NIH Neurological Institute
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
Phone: 1-800-352-9424
Phone: (301) 496-5751
TDD: (301) 468-5981
Web Address: www.ninds.nih.gov

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a part of the National Institutes of Health, is the leading U.S. federal government agency supporting research on brain and nervous system disorders. It provides the public with educational materials and information about these disorders.


Chicago Center for Jewish Genetic Disorders
Ben Gurion Way, 30 South Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606
United States
Phone: 312-357-4718
Email: jewishgeneticsctr@juf.org
Web Address: www.jewishgeneticscenter.org

This organization provides public and professional education about Jewish genetic disorders. It also promotes screening and prevention programs, information, and referrals.


Genetics Home Reference, U.S. National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
Phone: 1-888-FIND-NLM (1-888-346-3656)
Fax: (301) 402-1384
TDD: 1-800-735-2258
Web Address: www.ghr.nlm.nih.gov

The Genetics Home Reference provides information on hundreds of genetic conditions. The website has many tools for learning about human genetics and the way genetic changes can cause disease. It also has links to additional resources for people who have genetic conditions and for their families.


KidsHealth for Parents, Children, and Teens
Nemours Home Office
10140 Centurion Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone: (904) 697-4100
Web Address: www.kidshealth.org

This website is sponsored by the Nemours Foundation. It has a wide range of information about children's health—from allergies and diseases to normal growth and development (birth to adolescence). This website offers separate areas for kids, teens, and parents, each providing age-appropriate information that the child or parent can understand. You can sign up to get weekly emails about your area of interest.


March of Dimes
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
Phone: (914) 997-4488
Web Address: www.marchofdimes.com

The March of Dimes tries to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and early death. March of Dimes supports research, community services, education, and advocacy to save babies' lives. The organization's website has information on premature birth, birth defects, birth defects testing, pregnancy, and prenatal care.


National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association, Inc. (NTSAD)
2001 Beacon Street
Suite 204
Boston, MA 02135
Phone: 1-800-906-8723
Fax: (617) 277-0134
Email: info@ntsad.org
Web Address: www.ntsad.org

NTSAD is a nonprofit, volunteer health agency devoted to the treatment and prevention of Tay-Sachs and other genetic conditions. Its Web site has information about genetic diseases, carrier testing, genetic counseling, and more. NTSAD has a support group for families and individuals affected by genetic diseases.


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