PANDAS/PANS
​Advocacy & Support

LATEST RESEARCH & RESOURCES

HELP US HELP FAMILIES IN NEED

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.

Traveling on the PANDAS/PANS path can often resemble Dorothy’s journey to see the Wizard of Oz
Milliman

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?

TESTIMONIALS

GRANT SUBMISSION PERIOD IS CLOSED

The current grant application submission window is now closed. Applications are being reviewed and announcements of awards are coming soon. We are once again looking forward to assisting families dealing with the effects of PANDAS/PANS. 


If you or a family you know of could benefit from a grant and you weren't able to submit during this round, please visit the PAS grant program page starting on July 1 and submit the required information.

To raise awareness and educate medical professionals, State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park, IL) passed a measure to create an advisory council to make recommendations to the Illinois Department of Public Health on awareness and education among doctors, school-based health centers and mental health providers. Senate Bill 1684 was signed into law on Friday, August 7, 2015 and went into effect immediately.

  • Sudden Personality Changes
  • Obsessions / Compulsions
  • Motor and/or Vocal Tics / Choreiform Movements
  • Generalized Anxiety / Emotional Lability
  • Oppositional Defiance / Rages
  • Bedtime Fears / Rituals
  • Separation Anxiety / School Phobia
  • Sensory Issues, including Issues w/Food and/or Anorexia​
  • Deterioration in Handwriting or Math Skills
  • Daytime Urinary Frequency 
  • Hyperactivity

Bringing families and resources together

hope

for A CURE

PEDIATRIC AUTOIMMUNE NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDER ASSOCIATED WITH STREPTOCOCCUS

HELP

OUR FAMILIES

Please join us "Over the Rainbow" at PAS's second annual PANDAS Bash! At this event, we will relax and celebrate the hard work all of our families endure as they tackle the many obstacles that PANDAS/PANS throws at us, while also raising funds for our most deserving families throughout the US.

OVER THE RAINBOW - THE 2017 PANDAS BASH!

FRIENDS OF PAS

PANDAS initiative signed into IL law

HEAL

OUR CHILDREN

Pat Jacobs Images

HELP

OUR FAMILIES

Since 2011, the PANDAS / PANS Advocacy & Support group has grown from two concerned moms providing support for one another to a national organization dedicated to impacting positive change in the lives of all children with PANDAS/PANS.

PANDAS/PANS Advocacy and Support is a non profit organization focused on increasing awareness and acceptance of Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders and providing much needed support to our families struggling with the medical, educational, social-emotional, and financial hardships of these disorders. We're here to help.​
The Schiller Team | @Properties

NEWS

Illnesses including strep throat, mononucleosis, and pneumonia can suddenly bring on a complicated disorder with symptoms such as:


SUPPORT THE CAUSE!

Vital legislation to raise awareness on PANDAS
​was signed into law!