You are not alone

March 21, 2020

To our AE Alliance family and friends,

In these unsettling days requiring extraordinary measures to safeguard against COVID-19, we, at the AE Alliance, are more concerned than ever for your wellbeing.  From its outset, there has been uncertainty, confusion, and anxiety about this virus.  Disruptions to our daily lives are unprecedented and information is rapidly changing.  We continue to monitor available data on COVID-19 and remain committed to communicating relevant and beneficial information to help you and your families protect your health.   We have a strong group of medical experts on our Medical Advisory Board and have reached out to them for advice on how we can best support our AE community: AE and COVID-19.  We hope you find the information helpful.  You might also find a recent podcast circulated by the Encephalitis Society useful.   Please know that we are here to serve you in whatever way we can.  Facing COVID-19 while managing an immune dysfunction like AE can be especially worrying.  Please reach out to us at if we can be of any assistance.  We are here for you.

Caterri Woodrum
Executive Director & CEO