Busy Boxes by Mattie Jane

July 22, 2020

Mattie Jane has created a company called Busy Boxes to sell sensory playdough boxes.  Each box contains her homemade, non-toxic, scented playdough and lots of themed items for hours of sensory fun!  The goal of each box is to help children develop and improve their motor skills, encourage language and promote cognitive development.  Not only…

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22nd annual Chip for Charity

June 24, 2020

On September 10, 2020 the 22nd Annual Chip for Charity Golf Outing will be held at Kettle Hills Golf Course, in Richfield, Wisconsin.  Last year’s event raised $123,000 pushing the cumulative total to 1.6 million dollars! Proceeds from the golf outing are used to help the SSADH Association in its commitment to the identification and…

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Announcing SSADH Conference

May 19, 2020

The SSADH Conference that was planned for Boston this July has been moved to a virtual format. The event will take place as two half day online presentations on July 9 and 10. Every effort was made to accommodate time zones and though we had to collapse the original agenda by ~50%, we kept the…

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Added Natural History Study Site Locations

January 9, 2020

We are pleased to announce that we have opened sites in Barcelona, Spain and Oslo and Gottingen, Germany for patients to participate in the SSADH Natural History Study. Patients willing to participate in the SSADH Natural History Study from Spain should get in touch with Dr. Natalia Juliá (Neurologist) who will schedule your appointment.  This…

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2019 Chip for Charity

October 2, 2019

We want to thank all those who participated in the 21st Annual Chip for Charity golf outing. Those of you who were able to join us know that we didn’t have our usual great weather, and even though it was misty, foggy and rather chilly, it didn’t keep anyone away.

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Dried Bloodspots Facilitates SSADH Newborn Detection

August 1, 2019

Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate Content in Dried Bloodspots Facilitates Newborn Detection of Succinic Semialdehyde Dehydrogenase Deficiency. Further, development of a first-tier screening method for SSADHD employing metabolites currently measured (amino acids, acylcarnitines, creatine, guanidino species) is under study. Madalyn Brown, PhDUniversity of Washington State

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Dr. Pearl Joins NORD Board of Directors

July 23, 2019
Phillip L. Pearl, MD

Washington, DC, July 19, 2019—The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)®, the leading independent nonprofit organization representing the over 25 million Americans with rare diseases, announces the appointment of four new members to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Joining the Board of Directors are Kay Holcombe, Neil Horikoshi, Phillip L. Pearl, MD and Mike…

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International Study

May 29, 2019

We have the maximum number of patients that we need to visit Boston Children’s Hospital for the Natural History Study.  We are now working on getting families to register for the international portion of the Natural History Study.  That side of the study is less involved.  We are working with Prof. Dr. Thomas Opladen and…

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Natural History Study Starting

March 11, 2019

Sam kicked off the SSADH Natural History Study at Boston Children’s Hospital on March 6, 2019.  We found the study to be extremely organized and efficient.  We were personally escorted to each test by Dr. Melissa DiBacco.  We were always able to stay very close to Sam as he went through a variety of tests. …

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Recruiting Patients

January 28, 2019

The Succinic Semialdehyde Dehydrogenase Deficiency (SSADH) Natural History Study Group of Drs. Gibson, Pearl, DiBacco, Krischer, Roullet, Opladen and Jeltsch, are officially opening their National Institutes of Health (NIH) – funded clinical study of patients with SSADH for enrollment. The goal of the research team is to pioneer the first-ever description of the natural course…

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