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Making a Difference

The SSADH community is made up of families, scientists and doctors from around the world working together to make a better life for this very special patient population.

Our Mission

The SSADH Association is a voluntary, not-for-profit, 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to helping children and families affected by an ultra-rare neurometabolic disorder known as Succinic Semialdehyde Dehydrogenase Deficiency or SSADH.

The SSADH Association is committed to those affected with this neurotransmitter disease through education, advocacy and research.

News & Updates

Journal of Child Neurology Special Issue:

January 11, 2022

2020 Conference Proceedings of the International SSADH Deficiency / Conference Organizers: Phillip L. Pearl, MD, Melissa L. DiBacco, MD, Jean-Baptiste…

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NINDS Awards two year grant: ERT for SSADH Deficiency

January 11, 2022

Granted awarded for Developing an inducible mouse model for gene replacement therapy in Succinic Semialdehyde Dehydrogenase Deficiency (SSADHD) Drs. Henry…

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Proceedings Published from Virtual Conference

December 14, 2021

The manuscripts from the 2020 Virtual SSADH Conference are being published on-line through the Journal of Child Neurology.  The majority…

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Wave of Hope

December 11, 2021

The Le Vine family held a Wave of Hope – SSADH Fall Harvest Beach fundraiser on Sunday, October 17 from…

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The 2020 Virtual SSADH Conference was held July 9 and 10, 2020 was a huge success!  We are happy to share that we had over 300 individuals register, representing 25 countries.

Below are the links to the recording for each session.  The recordings will be available until early 2021. 
2020 SSADH Conference - Session 1
2020 SSADH Conference - Session 2
2020 SSADH Conference - Session 3
2020 SSADH Conference - Session 4

Additionally, the proceedings from this conference are being published as individual manuscripts in the Journal of Child Neurology. As they become available they will be posted under the news section.  To read the articles click here.

Many thanks to the Conference Organizers:  Dr. Jean-Baptiste Roullet, Dr. K. Michael Gibson
Dr. Phillip Pearl, Dr. Melissa DiBacco, Alice McConnell, & Carolyn Hoffman


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