Despite the challenges of 2020, we are proud to report that the ASPIRE community continues to grow in size, support, and strength. We are grateful to all of you for your contributions: the clinicians, researchers, educators, parents, families, volunteers, and friends for your tireless commitment to those impacted by PANS/PANDAS.
If 2020 has taught ASPIRE anything, it is that we can pivot to build advocacy, education, and awareness no matter the barriers before us. Over the past year, the ASPIRE community has doubled in size. The requests for support and information tripled – and our volunteer Advisory Boards and committee members answered all. We developed educational resources for parents, educators, and clinicians – all are free to download and share. We rebuilt our communications infrastructure and expanded our social and email platforms to connect the community and share essential information and updates. We continue to help with legislation to ensure that all have affordable access to the care they need to recover.
As we look forward to the new year, our efforts and your assistance are as essential as ever – an estimated 1 in 200 children in the US struggle with PANS/PANDAS. By supporting ASPIRE, you are aiding those in need by building awareness, advocacy, and access to care. Recovery is possible, and together we can help make it happen.
Thank you for being part of the ASPIRE family.
To read more about ASPIRE’s 2020 Year In Review.