Tay-Sachs Disease

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    An inherited disease that has a high rate of occurrence among Jewish children which involves neurological deterioration that is characterized by mental and physical retardation, blindness, cherry red spots, spasticity, convulsions and enlargement of the head. The disease typically begins when the child is four to six months of age.

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    Community Carrier ScreeningsTo encourage testing, NTSAD-DV initiates and responds to opportunities to provide Tay-Sachs screenings at convenient community locations and in conjunction with community events. National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association of Delaware Valley - Montgomery; JenkintownNational Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association of Delaware Valley
    EducationNTSAD-DV pursues speaking engagements to address adult and adolescent audiences as well as health care providers. Display and distribution of information materials is also a major part of our education program, and participation in health fairs, college campus events, synagogue and Federation activities, etc. is a priority. National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association of Delaware Valley - Montgomery; JenkintownNational Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association of Delaware Valley
    National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association, Inc.Dedicated to providing information, support and referral services to individuals and families affected by Tay-Sachs, Canavan, GM-1, and Sandhoff diseases; as well as to the treatment, cure and prevention of these diseases. National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association, Inc.National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association

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