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2019 Clinic for Special Children 5k to feature Whoopie Pie Medals

(Strasburg, PA August 2019) The Clinic for Special Children, a non-profit medical home for children and adults with rare genetic diseases, is hosting its 2nd annual 5k race on Saturday September 21st at 9a.m. The race will begin and end at the Clinic (535 Bunker Hill Road, Strasburg, PA, 17579). All proceeds from the event […]

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Register for 2019 Clinic for Special Children 5k today!

Join us for our 2nd annual Clinic for Special Children 5k on Saturday, September 21st, presented by Nemours Children’s Health System! There will be a kid’s fun run, bake sale, silent auction, and children’s crafts planned for the day! Proceeds support the mission of Clinic for Special Children, a medical home for children and adults […]

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Our new book, 30 Stories for 30 Years, is available for purchase!

The Clinic for Special Children published a new book entitled 30 Stories for 30 Years. The 30-year history of the Clinic for Special Children is told by first-hand accounts of those who’ve walked through our doors. Read handwritten, first-hand stories and experiences of those who’ve bravely faced rare genetic diseases. Learn more about how rare […]

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Enjoy CSC’s Summer 2019 Newsletter!

  In the 2019 Summer edition of the CSC newsletter, read about our new palliative care program, Cherished Lives, the Newkirk family’s cross-country search for a cure, a new physician joining the CSC team, the Crain Family Foundation’s support of CSC, and more! Read the 2019 Summer CSC Newsletter HERE

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Transplant Changes Boy’s Life – Clinic for Special Children Guides Family Toward Light & Joy

Article by Anne Harnish, Food and Family Features Editor at Lancaster Farming NEWMANSTOWN, Pa. — Fourth-grader Shane Musser likes to be on the move, says his mom, Rose Musser. “He’s very determined,” she said. “He falls down a lot, but keeps trying and trying. He doesn’t give up.” Rose is talking about Shane’s persistent desire […]

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Dr. Vincent Carson contributes to SMA News Today article on Zolgensma FDA approval

Dr. Vincent Carson, Pediatric Neurologist at the Clinic for Special Children, contributed commentary to a recent SMA News Today article on the FDA approval of Zolgensma, a gene therapy treatment for children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).   Click here to read the full article.

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Novel Next Generation Sequencing Assay for Carrier Screening in Plain Populations Identified

STRASBURG, PA- A new study has identified a novel next generation sequencing assay to carrier test for autosomal recessive disorders found in the Old Order Amish and Old Order Mennonite (Plain) populations. Due to the small number of founders and a phenomenon known as genetic drift, the Plain communities show relatively high carrier rates for […]

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CSC’s 30th Anniversary featured in Lancaster Newspapers

  The Clinic for Special Children’s 30 year history was featured in Lancaster Newspapers/Lancaster Online! The article includes a timeline of the Clinic’s major milestones and achievements, information about our 30th anniversary books, our future goals, and information on genetics.   Click HERE to read the article!     Photo credit: Suzette Wenger, LNP

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Enjoy CSC’s Spring 2019 Newsletter

  In the 2019 Spring edition of the CSC newsletter, read about our upcoming 2019 Benefit Auction season, the Newswanger family’s journey with NPRL3, our new Plain Insight Panel, the SMA Prevention Readiness Program, and the basics of gene replacement therapy. Read the 2019 Spring CSC Newsletter HERE

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Clinic Volunteers Featured in April Issue of Lancaster County Magazine

Clinic for Special Children volunteers, Carlyn Darby and John Thackrah, were featured in the April issue of Lancaster County Magazine. They explained “Why I Love to Volunteer” and the various ways that they support the mission of the Clinic. We are so thankful to everything they do to support us!   Click the photo below […]

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