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Florence McDow would have celebrated her 14th birthday on September 8th.

Help us remember Florence by providing support to families just now being diagnosed with AE.

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What is AE Alliance?
The Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance was started by families and patients affected by autoimmune encephalitis. Founded in 2012 the AE Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Durham North Carolina

We’re proud to partner with Smart Patients, an online community for patients and families. Join the Smart Patients AE Community, ask a question, and support others who can learn from you.

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The AE Clinicians Network connects families, patients and medical professionals with clinicians who have experience diagnosing, treating and caring for autoimmune encephalitis.

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There are many ways to make a difference. Your contributions help AE Alliance educate and connect physicians, provide patient support, and raise funds for medical research.

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AE in the Numbers

1 in 100,000 people develop AE each year

4,000 people in the US are affected by AE each year

90,000 people worldwide develop AE each year

AE targets both children and adults of all ages