Child Neurology Foundation
The Child Neurology Foundation’s mission is to be an advocate for children and adolescents with neurologic and
developmental disorders through the advancement of child neurology. The CNF:
• Serves as an advocate for children and adolescents with neurologic and developmental disorders
• Funds neurologic research of young investigators
• Promotes awareness of career opportunities in Child Neurology
• Provides public and patient educational programs Visit website
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
A storehouse of information and links for professionals and the public from “the nation’s leading supporter of
biomedical research on disorders of the brain and nervous system.” Visit
Informative, reliable, and user-friendly web resource for patients and parents supported by National Library of
Medicine and National Institutes of Health. Visit website
A service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 12 million MEDLINE citations back to the
mid-1960's and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles
and other related resources. Visit website
The Glut1 Deficiency Foundation
The Glut1 Deficiency Foundation is a volunteer, non-profit family organization dedicated to:
The Family Village Web Site, hosted by the University of Wisconsin, brings together in one site information and
links to a vast array of information and services of value to families affected by neurologically based and
numerous other disabilities. Visit website
Exceptional Parent Magazine (Eparent.com),Exceptional Parent Magazine (Eparent.com)
Exceptional Parent Magazine’s on-line resource, “providing information, support, ideas, encouragement and
outreach for parents and families of children with disabilities, and the professionals who work with them.” Visit website
CenterWatch: Clinical Trials Listing Service
Information and listings of more than 41,000 active industry and government-sponsored clinical trials and new
drug therapies in research and those recently approved by the FDA, including those for neurologic and
neurodevelopmental disorders. Visit website
Website hosted by NIH and National Library of Medicine to provide patients, family members and members of the
public current information about clinical research studies. Visit website
International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke (IAPS)
The International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke (IAPS) was established to facilitate collaboration among the many international pediatric stroke communities. The purpose is to provide a stronger, more united voice to effectively advocate for newborns, babies, and children who have had a stroke. Our mission is to provide ease of access to information about pediatric stroke to families, caregivers, researchers, medical specialists, and anyone else involved with these children. In addition, our goal is to fill in the gaps where there is a lack of information and support, mainly in research and the education of the general public and medical communities.
IAPS leadership is comprised of child neurologists, other physicians providing healthcare for children with stroke, medical specialists, advocacy organization leaders, and parents of pediatric stroke survivors. We are partnered with the International Pediatric Stroke Study https://app3.ccb.sickkids.ca/cstrokestudy/, an internationally renowned group of neurologists and scientists who are increasing the understanding of perinatal and childhood stroke. IAPS is advocate driven and everything on the website is vetted by the physicians on our board to ensure credible, reliable information.
Research for pediatric stroke is historically under-supported and under-funded. This severely limits the ability to investigate important aspects of pediatric stroke, such as new treatments, factors influencing the quality of life of survivors, and causes and prevention of pediatric stroke.
One of the long-term goals of IAPS is to support and encourage the development of research in pediatric stroke by:
We encourage you to get involved in any way you can, whether it’s through volunteering to raise awareness, attending an event or raising funds to further the mission of advocating for babies and children who have suffered a stroke.
TREATMENT OF MIGRAINE HEADACHES IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
Migraine headaches, or “sick headaches,” are recurring episodes of intense, pounding, nauseating head pain. The
pain lasts for several hours to up to three days.
Migraine headaches are common in children and adolescents. Three percent of preschool children, four to 11
percent of elementary school children, and up to 23 percent of teenagers have migraines. As children reach their
teenage years, the number of headaches may increase.
Lots of things can cause headache in children. So it is important to see your doctor to determine the correct
Neurologists from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the Child Neurology Society (CNS), who specialize
in diseases of the brain and central nervous system, believe you should know about current treatment options for
migraines in children and teens. Follow the link to access more information relevant to the treatment of migraine
headaches in children and adolescents. Visit