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Important CLN1 & CLN7 Update From Taysha Gene Therapies

CLN1 & CLN7 Communities, We would like to bring to your attention this update regarding Taysha Gene Therapies involvement in both CLN1 & CLN7. We encourage you to read the community letter below from Taysha and reach out to us…

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Training For Educators With Batten Behaviour, Adults And Transitions Specialist Sarah Kenrick

We are pleased to be offering three (free) training slots with Sarah Kenrick, this is for professionals working with children/young people and adults with CLN3. These training slots will be held over Zoom. If you feel this would be beneficial…

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Update- PEER BEFRIENDING TRAINING NOW ON TUESDAYS!

We have adapted the day of Peer Befriending training to Tuesdays to suit parent availability. We have a few spaces left and would love to hear from you if you would like to become a Peer Befriender for the BDFA.…

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Would YOU Like To Be A PEER BEFRIENDER?

The BDFA are proud to launch a new Peer Befriending service to help support families in a way that only other parents of children with Batten Disease will be able to do. We’re so excited to be now seeking our…

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Staff News- Mimi Petty, Our New Peer Befriending Coordinator

BDFA STAFF NEWS The BDFA is delighted to introduce Mimi Petty as our new Peer Befriending Coordinator. Mimi is a bereaved parent and her son Bertie passed away in 2019 from CLN1 Batten disease. Mimi is already well known to…

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The BDFA Welcomes Sarah Kenrick To The Team As Our Batten Behaviour, Adults And Transitions Specialist.

Sarah is a Registered Nurse for people with Learning disabilities and has worked in the health and social care sector for over 40 years, 20 of which were as Registered Manager for SeeAbility’s Heather House in Hampshire providing specialist long…

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BDFA Family Conference 2022 Tickets Available Now

The BDFA are so excited to be able to bring this event to you all again after a few years break, it will be so good to get together in person.You will have noticed the change in date for the…

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CLN5 Update- Neurogene NGN-101 Now Enrolling Participants At Clinical Trial Site In University Of Rochester Medical Center In Rochester, NY, USA

Neurogene Inc., a biotech company committed to developing life-changing genetic medicines for patients and theirfamilies affected by rare neurological disorders, is excited to share an important update on their development programfor CLN5, a subtype of Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (NCL), or…

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BDFA STAFF NEWS, A Warm Welcome To Elizabeth Jones

BDFA STAFF NEWS A big welcome to Liz Jones to the BDFA family support team! Liz is a qualified Child & Family practitioner working with families for over 16 years in both voluntary and public sector. Liz has spent most…

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Join Our Team! The BDFA Are Looking For A Scientific Officer

Fancy working for the BDFA? The BDFA currently have an exciting job opening for a Scientific Officer to join the team. This is an opportunity for to join a national rare disease charity as our in house scientific ‘expert’ on…

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