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

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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!

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)

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.
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"... 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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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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