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🔶 BDFA AGM SAVE THE DATE 🔶

The Batten Disease Family Association will be holding their Annual General meeting on Saturday 25th June 2022. This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom meetings. Registration details and link for meeting will follow with agenda nearer to the time.…

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International Batten Disease Awareness Day New- June 9th 2022

Here at the BDFA, we have exciting plans for awareness day and we really hope you can help support Batten disease and help us turn the UK orange to raise awareness on June 9th! There are so many ways you…

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International Ask-An-Expert: Biotechs And NCL Clinical Research: Watch Recording Here

The BDFA was delighted to join international partner BDSRA and others for an enlightening and informative international session looking at the current research and treatment landscape for Batten disease, in the light of recent Dear Families   The BDFA was…

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Important Announcement Regarding Gene Therapy Development And Follow Up Ask An Expert Session

Dear all, We have been working with our international partners, the BDSRA, BDSRA Australia and Baza Retkih Bolesti to dissect recent developments in the batten treatment space. You will have read the letter from Taysha Gene Therapies published in the…

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Ever Wondered How Peer Befriending Helps Parents?

One parent who previously benefitted from having a Peer Befriender said…  “My Peer befriender has been an absolute lifeline. Since the diagnosis I have felt very cut off and not wanted to socialise or see anybody. It’s so helpful to…

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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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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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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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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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The BDFA Family Conference Is Back In 2022

**** SAVE THE DATE **** The BDFA Family Conference is back in 2022! Saturday 11th - Sunday 12th June 2022 Due to current times, the BDFA are planning that this conference will be a hybrid event, so families can join…

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