The Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders
The GFPD was started by parents of children with PBDs with the mission to assist families in enhancing the lives of children and to support research for the disease that took Peter’s life.
The mission of the GFPD is to help children and families faced with a Peroxisome Biogenesis Disorder – Zellweger Spectrum Disorder (PBD-ZSD) diagnosis and to assist family members and professionals through educational programs, research, and support services. Our money is given to fund a Fellowship Position within National Center for Advanced Translating Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to focus on this rare disease that took Peter’s life along with so many other children. This fellowship is working to screen drugs and treatment therapies for enhancing the lives and eventually curing Peroxisomal Disorders for these children.
Learn more - www.thegfpd.org
The Adaptive Learning Center
The Adaptive Learning Center is the only organization in Georgia that fully integrates children with special needs into typical preschools – with individualized support from special education teachers – they provide children with disabilities the opportunity to be educated alongside their peers.
ALC is the only organization in Georgia that fully integrates children with special needs into typical preschools – with individualized support from special education support teachers. ALC's partnerships with some of Atlanta’s finest preschools enable children to learn and play alongside their peers in a warm and caring environment. In classes with 90 percent or more typical children, children with disabilities learn not just basic academic skills; they discover important life lessons through interactions with other children and adults.
Learn More - www.adaptivelearningcenter.org
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta - Medically Complex Care Program
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is an amazing organization that is critical to children in Atlanta and the Southeast. The Medically Complex Care Program will be housed at the new Center for Advanced Pediatrics at CHOA, and will be vital to the lives of children with disabilities and diseases. The money raised will go to fund the most pressing needs to further guide, support and alleviate the burden for these families.
Whether treating a toddler in an emergency or supporting a teen through chemotherapy treatments, we are dedicated to the care of each patient. It’s through teamwork at every level of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and with you, the family, that we are able to achieve excellence in pediatric care.
Learn More - www.choa.org