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2021 Press Kit Now Available

The newest version of our press kit is now available here! Meet our 2021 ambassadors and learn more about how we practice translational medicine and research here at the Clinic. For media inquiries, please contact press@clinicforspecialchildren.org or call us at 717-687-9407.

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2021 Rare Disease Day | Sunday, February 28th

2021 Rare Disease Day Each year our team takes part in Rare Disease Day – an international day of awareness for the over 300 million people worldwide that live with rare diseases. About 1 in 20 people will live with a rare disease at some point in their life. Despite this, there is no cure […]

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Meet our 2021 CSC Ambassadors!

We’re excited to introduce our 2021 Clinic for Special Children ambassadors! A new program this year, our ambassadors will tell their stories and represent the Clinic in a variety of ways. We’re thankful to each family for helping us spread the word about the work of the Clinic!   Michael Fondacaro | 23 years old […]

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A New Year of Compassionate Care & Cutting-Edge Research | Message from our Executive Director

A New Year of Compassionate Care and Cutting-Edge Research Friends, As we reflect on 2020 and the new year ahead, we feel immense gratitude for your overwhelming support in what was a challenging year for many. You allowed us to continue serving the children and adults who rely on our services, and for that we are grateful. […]

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A Story of Resiliency | Linda Rose Blank

The Blank family graciously shared the story of their daughter, Linda Rose Blank,  for our Annual Giving Appeal. You can watch their story below, read a letter from our leadership, and give to the Clinic to help support those with rare genetic disorders, like Linda Rose.  How Can You Give? Make a donation online with […]

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Over $55,000 raised for the Clinic during the 2020 ExtraGive!

On Friday, November 22, 2020 over 280 Extraordinary people made a donation to the Clinic for Special Children and raised over $55,000! Your support this year allows us to continue providing vital care to the families that we serve during this difficult time. The ExtraOrdinary Give is Lancaster County’s largest day of online giving. This […]

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2020 Extraordinary Give | Support the Clinic on Friday, November 20th!

You can help make an EXTRAORDINARY difference! We’re counting down the days until the Extraordinary Give on Friday, November 20th – Lancaster County’s largest day of online giving! Last year Clinic for Special Children supporters helped raise over $77,000! Every dollar you donate on November 20th during the ExtraGive will be stretched by a pool […]

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CSC reduces glutaric acidemia type 1 (GA1) brain injury risk by 83% with therapies developed over 30 years of clinical experience

STRASBURG, PA – A new study summarizes over 30 years of clinical experience in the treatment and management of glutaric acidemia type 1 (GA1), a rare and potentially devastating metabolic disorder caused by variants in the GCDH gene. The study followed the clinical course of 168 individuals with GA1 who were born between 1973 and […]

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Enjoy CSC’s 2020 Fall Newsletter!

The 2020 Fall edition of our newsletter details how we quickly diagnosed TJP2 in a young patient, the upcoming Extraordinary Give, a groundbreaking 30-year study on maple syrup urine disease, and our 2020 virtual 5k recap! Read the 2020 Fall CSC newsletter HERE

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CSC researchers contribute to novel discovery of de novo and inherited variants in GBF1

STRASBURG, PA- A new study details the identification of pathogenic variants in the gene GBF1 in four unrelated families with individuals affected by Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy (CMT2) or hereditary motor neuropathies (HMNs). The study includes a long-term patient of the Clinic for Special Children (CSC) and details an example of gene discovery work at CSC. The […]

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