Bringing families and resources together
Illnesses including strep throat, mononucleosis, and pneumonia can suddenly bring on a complicated disorder with symptoms such as:
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ENDORSEMENTS FROM OUR MEMBERS
Here on our site as well as in our Facebook group we try to provide current research, parenting advice, and support to families affected by PANDAS/PANS.
“This website has been a lifesaver. It is a wealth of fantastic information, advice and great ideas. It has given me an immense source of hope and optimism.
I don't feel as helpless and isolated. This website has empowered and given me support, plus I have met some incredible and wonderful parents. I feel hopeful.” - C. Dardis
WHAT IS PANDAS/PANS?
“Charlie’s Law” requires treatments for PANDAS / PANS to be covered by insurance companies in Illinois - the first state to make such a requirement.
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PANDAS/PANS Advocacy & Support is a 501(c)(3) organization, so your donation is tax-deductible and will help us provide financial assistance to families struggling with PANDAS/PANS.
'Charlie's Law' to Expand Insurance Coverage for PANDAS / PANS Signed!
Illinois House gives PANDAS/PANS a code
COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO CHICAGO MED EPISODE
The letter at the link below was sent by the PANS / PANDAS Community Partners in response to NBC Studios' show Chicago Med, which recently ran an episode titled "The Parent Trap". This show, which inaccurately portrayed a family affected by PANDAS, included some content which appeared clearly aimed at the Illinois PANS/PANDAS community. Considering that Chicago Med prides itself on portraying medically accurate storylines, we hope that the producers, writers, and advisors at Chicago Med do a better job in the future of becoming familiar with best practices from the PANDAS / PANS Research Consortium.
PEDIATRIC AUTOIMMUNE NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDER ASSOCIATED WITH STREPTOCOCCUS