Special Assistance Program​

Why we need a special assistance program and why we need to expand it We know many of the families we represent experience dire circumstances. We cannot help everyone all the time. Aside from our basic assistance program, we established a Special Assistance program to address particularly difficult situations. Only

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Little Schools Program ​(Escuelita) in Barranquitas, Venezuela

The current objective of this educational intervention is to standardize the learning of children at risk of HD not enrolled in school so that they can be inserted or reinserted into the official formal educational structure. We began this program in 2020 and following a short discontinuation due to the

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Educational Strategies for youth​

Education takes many forms. We approach the issue of educating our friends, depending on their ages, from various angles. We work with educators and psychologists to help them cope with the specter of the disease and the very difficult situations they experience at home, and because of the fact that

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The Gene

About Huntington’s disease (HD) HD is a rare autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disease that typically strikes during mid-life, between 35-55 years old, and is characterized by voluntary and involuntary motor movements, behavioral impairment and cognitive decline, leading to complete dependence, and ultimate death after a slow but unrelenting progression over two

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The Latin American Professional Exchange Program

The LA PEP program’s main objective is to provide educational opportunities to health professionals in Latin American enclaves with a high incidence of Huntington’s disease. Two main dimensions Send Latin American professionals to be trained to HD centers of excellence in Barcelona (Spain), Medellin (Colombia) and Santiago (Chile).  Send a multidisciplinary team

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El papa consuela a enfermos de Huntington

El papa francisco recibió en una audiencia especial a unos quinientos enfermos de Huntington acompañados de sus familias y benefactores. Según especialistas, esta enfermedad que no tiene cura tiene mayor incidencia en América Latina. Por Natalia Mendoza, CNN Español Publicado a las 15:45 ET (19:45 GMT) 23 mayo, 2017 VER NOTICIA

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Legal assistance program

The legal assistance program has been operating informally in Colombia and Venezuela for a few years. Recently, Factor-H decided to establish a more structured effort to reach more families and have more of an impact. In Colombia, Factor-H works with volunteer lawyer Carlos Enrique Diaz, who has been assisting families

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