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National. 100 affiliated groups. 5 chapters. Founded 1953. Provides support and information for persons with asthma and/or allergies through support groups, information and referrals and advocacy. Supports research, educates public about allergies and asthma. Lists groups nationwides. Assists in starting new groups.
8201 Corporate Dr., #1000
Landover, MD 20785
Website: http://www.aafa.org click on 'Find a Support Group.'
National network. 30 groups. Founded 1991. Mission is to increase public awareness about food allergies and anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death. Provides advocacy and education, advance research on behalf of all those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis. Information and referrals, conferences, literature, phone support, teen and children support, booklets, newsletters and educational videos. Guidelines available for starting similar groups.
The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network
11781 Lee Jackson Highway #160
Fairfax, VA 22033
Website: http://www.foodallergy.org or http://www.faanteen.org (teens) or http://www.faankids.org (kids)
National. Specializes in day-to-day support for families. Offers a wide range of practical food allergy educational tools, online support community, e-newsletter, recipes and allergy alerts.
Kids with Food Allergies
5049 Swamp Rd, Ste 303, POB 554
Fountainville, PA 18923
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