Patient Support

The AE Family weekend in Durham, NC January 30, 2019

Just a reminder to let you know that the AE Family weekend is coming up in about four weeks on March 2 in Durham, NC. Meet other families going through similar challenges. Share stories and learn about the latest treatments and discover strategies to make every day better. HAVE FUN AND GET ACTIVE with our annual […]

Medicine Assistance Tool August 21, 2020

The AE community is all too familiar with insurance companies denying coverage for treatments and the cumbersome appeals process they must undergo to get that much-needed treatment. These denials and appeals take up a lot of time & energy and produce frustration and uncertainty. These complications come on top of fighting the disease itself and […]

We Got A Match! May 7, 2021

The Research Network funds research that has a direct impact on those affected by AE. We have two generous donors that will match any donation you make to the Research Network, up to $15,000.  With your support last year, we are investing in three impactful AE studies! We will announce these grant recipients on Tuesday May […]

AE 101 with Dr. Dana Mitchell June 3, 2022

Thank you Dr. Mitchell for a clear and engaging explanation of the what happens in the body with AE. Thank you to the AEA Northeast Support Group for recommending Dr. Mitchell as a presenter. Thank you to everyone for your attendance, great questions and feedback. This post includes an overview of the presentation, participant feedback […]

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 […]

Good news! October 4, 2020

Everyone knows about the devastation the forest fires are causing in California, Washington, and Oregon. Millions of acres have burned, thousands of buildings have been destroyed, and lots of families have seen their house burn down. Amidst, the devastation, there was a light, a CASPR2 encephalitis survivor. Bob Given, who is 76 years old, was […]

The 2021 AEA Community Seed Grant winners May 11, 2021

Last year we launched the Research Network at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. A year later, we are still in the midst of the pandemic but seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. With your support in 2020, we can financially support three research studies focused on the diagnosis, management, and outcomes […]

AEA Family Day 2022 October 14, 2022

We are excited to announce the Fall AEA Family Day (mini). Instead of a single, full-day, AEA Family Day, the AE Alliance and our program sponsor, EUROIMMUN offer several mini-days throughout the year. This gives us the opportunity to respond to topics that are important to you throughout the year. The Fall AEA Family Day […]

Susannah Cahalan and Dr. Najjar discuss AE August 14, 2014

Susannah Cahalan and Dr. Souhel Najjar NY Times best selling author and AE survivor Susannah Cahalan reads from Brain on Fire and has a conversation with the doctor who saved her life, Dr. Souhel Najjar. The Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance hosted a series of Autoimmune Encephalitis awareness events at Duke University Medical Center, March 26 and 27, 2014.  International experts […]

Ask the Panel September 10, 2019

AE Alliance receives questions on a daily basis from patients and caregivers on diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and research. Sometimes these questions are very specific, but often they will apply to a lot of patients and caregivers. Starting in October, we will have a new segment in our newsletter: Ask the Panel. Your question will be […]