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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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Taysha Gene Therapies Invites CLN1 Community Feedback

Taysha Gene Therapies is planning a webinar and invites the CLN1 disease community to submit questions about the TSHA-118 CLN1 Batten disease clinical trial to the patient advocacy groups BDSRA and BDFA.  Please submit your questions by February 20th, 2022 to Lisa at, admin@bdfa-uk.org.uk at…

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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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BDFA Christmas Charity Single Made It All The Way To The No 1!

Well the Christmas charity single made it all the way to the no 1 position in the official UK physical singles charts!! Huge congratulations and thanks to our friend and supporter David McGovern for this amazing achievement. David has worked…

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BDFA December 2021 Newsletter Is Here!

Welcome to the BDFA newsletter December edition. The team has been working really hard to get the newsletters going again after a long break. We hope you enjoy the update. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a very happy…

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Important Milestone CLN1 Disease Clinical Trial Funded By Taysha Gene Therapies

Taysha Gene Therapies has announced an important milestone for the Queen’s University clinical trial for TSHA-118, a CLN1 disease clinical trial funded by Taysha Gene Therapies. Please read the community letter here http://www.bdfa-uk.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/CLN1-CTA-Community-Letter_v3_121621_FINAL.pdf

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Disability Benefits Session With Disability Benefits Expert Lizzie MBE

Wednesday 15th December, 10.30-12.30- via zoom As part of our ongoing partnership with Rett UK and Demelza This is a session for families who may have a new diagnosis and are applying for DLA for the first time, or there…

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