A-T Children’s Project

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What is Ataxia-Telangiectasia?
Ataxia-telangiectasia, or A-T for short, is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that affects several body systems. Though they usually start walking at a normal age, children with A-T begin to suffer from progressive loss of muscle control around the age of two years, causing them to wobble or sway when walking, standing still, or sitting. By the age of nine or ten, children with A-T usually become dependent on wheelchairs, and develop difficulty with reading, swallowing, and speaking. Beyond the neurological deterioration, about 30% of A-T children develop cancer, and most have some degree of immune system problems.

Although great progress has been made in extending the lives of A-T children through managing symptoms, there is still no cure for the disease. Because A-T is a multi-system disease, scientists believe that A-T research will help more prevalent diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, AIDS, and cancer.

Our Mission
The A-T Children’s Project was founded with the goal of raising funds to support and coordinate biomedical research projects, scientific conferences, and a clinical center aimed at finding life-improving therapies and a cure for A-T.

Learn More
To learn more about A-T and the efforts of the A-T Children’s Project, please visit www.atcp.org.