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American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association

Rating: 4.25 stars   4 reviews 959

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22100 Gratiot Ave. Eastpointe MI 48021 USA


The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association is dedicated to the eradication of autoimmune diseases and the alleviation of suffering and the socioeconomic impact of autoimmunity through fostering and facilitating collaboration in the areas of education, public awareness, research, and patient services in an effective, ethical and efficient manner.


AARDA has achieved many important advances in the cause of collaboration in the research, diagnosis, treatment and sharing of information about autoimmunity. AARDA hosts national programs for patient education and the organization of scientific symposia. A key objective is to establish multidisciplinary diagnostic triage clinics at NIH funded Centers of Excellence. These clinics will help eliminate one of the biggest obstacles patients face -- lack of early diagnosis. AARDA affected legislation to establish an autoimmune coordinating committee at NIH and is actively working toward the passage of a bill for prevention and awareness of autoimmune diseases.

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Rating: 5 stars  

It's a scary thing when the doctor tells you you have "something." Internet searches can only do so much to give you information about what you can expect in the coming years. AARDA's monthly support group meetings mean the world to me. There are always handouts about the diseases and the speakers provide me insight on things I can try to do to help my symptoms. Speaking with fellow sufferers makes me feel less alone. Don't know what I would do without these folks!

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Rating: 2 stars  

I am a person who has MS, one of the many autoimmune diseases. I appreciate being able to attend the free support meetings each month held in Clinton Township. They offer educational as well as a personal view of autoimmune diseases, diagnosis, and offer a medical background by the many physicians and health care providers that attend and share their knowledge of autoimmune diseases with the group.

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Rating: 5 stars  

AARDA American Autoimmune Related Disease Support Group Meetings

Location- 16151 19 Mile Rd & Hayes, Clinton Twp, Mi 48038

Henry Ford Medical Pavilion 4th Floor-Rm 3

Time- 11:am to 1:pm 4th Floor-Rm 3

Meetings are held every 2nd Saturday of the Month from March thru November only for the comfort of our members. We are the first autoimmune support group in the nation and looking to branch out to other states.

AARDA Presents Professional Speakers that are educated about autoimmune diseases.

Free to the public.
Call 1-586-776-3900 or 1-586-790-5693 or contact www.aarda.org or snugs1@wowway.com for more info.

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Advertise More how 50 million Americans suffer each and everyday from autoimmune related diseases!

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Rating: 5 stars  

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The AARDA is a org that helps people by giving them information about AI diseases. They are also involved in reaching the medical profession to spread info, increase awearness and help get laws passed to aid in funding and research. There are over 50 million suffers of Autoimmune diseases, the AARDA website gives lots of info and a place to talk with others who have AI problems. Six years ago when I found out I have an AI disease, the AARDA help me accept my disease and lead me to understand my disease better. I don't know what I would have done if I had not found this wonderful organization. Thank you all who work and support the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association.

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I have received in the mail free information related to my disease and about auto immune disease in general. The AARDA has a wonderful formum that has help me connect with other AI suffers along with supplying me with lots of information.

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I would like to change this org by given them funding / aid so they can help more people.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Everything - they are wonderful

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Friendly, helpful and knowledgable

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help many, many people by aiding in the area of research and education

Ways to make it better...

nothing could make it better

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One thing I'd also say is that...

Everyone knows someone with an autoimmune disease - tell them to go to www.aarda.org

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About every week

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