Canadian Association for Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases
Canadian Assocation for Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases or CATSAD (formerly NTSAD of Ontario) is a non-profit charitable organization, founded in 1988 by a group of people who shared a common tragedy. They were parents or supportive family members and friends of children who were afflicted with rare, fatal genetic diseases.
Tay-Sachs and the allied diseases are rare, fatal, genetic diseases that primarily affect young children. Some of the diseases attack the central nervous system, others affect vital organs. Despite variations in the course and symptoms among the diseases, the inevitable and tragic outcome is the same - death- usually in early childhood.
To date no cures or effective treatment exists for any of these diseases. Medical science has developed strategies that offer couples who may be at risk genetic information and informed choices including the possibility of prenatal diagnosis for Tay-Sachs and some other of the allied diseases.
Our organization was created to:
For more information contact:
569 Laural Drive
CATSAD is affiliated with National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases, a non-profit organization in the United States.
updated December 11, 2004
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