National Advocacy August 4, 2020

AEA Family and Friends, We are excited to take our first formal steps in national advocacy on behalf of the AE community. The Alliance has recently joined the EveryLife Foundation for Rare Disease Community Congress, a membership-based strategic advisory council dedicated to bringing patient organizations, industry leaders, and other rare disease stakeholders together to advocate […]

Together we can make an impact! June 23, 2019

Bob Given was diagnosed with CASPR2 encephalitis at the age of 71. Up until that point he was running his CPA firm and was heavily involved in the community. Then suddenly his world was taken from him. Nevertheless, Bob feels he is lucky. Lucky to have been diagnosed quickly, lucky to have received proper treatment. […]

Join the AE Awareness session in Ohio July 9, 2019

Team Fledderjohn is fundraising and raising AE Awareness in honor of their son Alex, a bright young man who was diagnosed with Anti-NMDAR Autoimmune Encephalitis after being misdiagnosed for over 7 years. Please join them on August 17, 2019 in West Chester, Ohio for an AE Awareness gathering. They will have a neurologist and psychiatrist […]

OHIO – AEA Support Group Meeting December 5, 2019

We are excited to announce the first AEA Support Group Meeting in Ohio, the first of many to come! This Support Group brings together patients and caregivers that have been affected with Autoimmune Encephalitis. The support group provides an opportunity for patients and caregivers to share personal experiences and feelings, coping strategies, or firsthand information […]

We are changing things up! December 13, 2019

Every week I will share some new details on the 2020 AEA Family weekend because we are revamping this wonderful event! New in 2020 will be the location; the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC. This is a great location for everyone and every age and has so much to offer. Their outdoor space is most impressive. You […]

Latest update on the AEA Family weekend! January 20, 2020

Dr. Rebecca Sadun is coming back to work with our tweens and teens at the AEA Family weekend. We are delighted to have her! Last year Dr. Sadun read a passage from “Brain on Fire” and then ask each teen to write the title and chapter names for the book about their journey and then pick one […]

It’s that time of year January 27, 2020

Wow, just like that…, 2020 is here and my family and I find ourselves preparing for another Florence Forth and AE Alliance Family weekend.  Approximately 20 of our family and friends will make the trip again this year to Durham from all over the country for Florence Forth, Saturday, March 7th.  I can’t wait to […]

#Red4Wed February 15, 2020

One more week until World Encephalitis Day. Let’s all raise awareness for Autoimmune Encephalitis because far too often people with AE still go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. World Encephalitis Day, founded by the Encephalitis Society in the UK, is the global awareness day for people who have been directly or indirectly affected by encephalitis. This day […]

Andrew’s Race February 22, 2020

We are excited to announce that starting today, on World Encephalitis Day, we will be following Andrew as he prepares for the Ironman 70.3 race in Victoria, B.C. on May 31. Andrew is an AE survivor and wants to raise awareness. He already writes about his life with AE on his own blog and he […]

Ask me about AE February 29, 2020

Today is Rare Disease Day and the kick-off of our ‘Ask me about AE’ campaign. Each year, Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February. The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives. Like […]