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The Premier Family Resource for Metachromatic Leukodystrophy Information & Support since 1999!

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Featured Therapies:

Gene Therapy ... Now Recruiting late juveniles! Approved for pre-symptomatic late infantiles and early juveniles in the EU, with pre-approval access in the US.

Enzyme Therapy ... Phase IIb late infantiles (fully recruited)

If you are seeking to cure MLD or want to know about metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD), you've come to the right place! We C.A.R.E.®, we welcome you, and we're glad that you found us!

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Often your arrival here comes at a time of great personal trauma due to a recent diagnosis or encounter with MLD. We want you to know that you can count on us for support, information and to help you get connected with others who are also on the MLD journey.

Newly Diagnosed? We personally know that pain, panic, uncertainty, and urgency ... and we can help! Please call/text/email us ... we have met hundreds of families in person, regularly meet with the key MLD clinicians and researchers. We can inform, guide, and connect you as you plan care for your loved one.
WE C.A.R.E. ...
* Compassion
will take you to the MLD Family™ pages where you can connect with others.
"... we have a call in to our pediatrician and I know she will ask, what advice are you getting on the MLD Family™ Discussion List? I think that about says it all on how valuable this group is."
* Awareness is where you will find what is being done to increase knowledge of MLD and how you can help.
* Research updates the latest in efforts to treat and cure MLD.
* Education leads to MLD-101 where you will find a comprehensive, yet very readable, layman's overview of MLD.

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Strategic Partnership with AllStripes
We are pleased to annouce a research project with AllStripes that includes no charge organization of all of your loved one's medical records so you can use them to improve their care. >> See more here
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MLD Registry - Please Participate!
Help us better understand your journey, guide research, justify newborn screening, and drive improvements in clinical care ...
>> Start here

Newborn Screening – Policy Presentation
Presentation from Emerging and Translational Biology of Leukodystrophies Conference
>> See video here.

Reference Book Recommendation
"Caring for Children Who Have Severe Neurological Impairment" by Dr. Julie Hauer paperback or Kindle editions.

Leukodystrohy Consensus Paper –
The GLIA paper "Consensus statement on Preventive and Symptomatic Care of Leukodystrophy Patients" is now available for download.

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March, 2014 - Learn about our openNHS initiative for Natural History Studies >>More here.

January, 2014 - new MLD Awareness video >>More here.

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