Ataxia-telangiectasia, or A-T, is a rare genetic disease that attacks children, causing progressive loss of muscle control, immune system problems, and a high rate of cancer.
A-T affects a large variety of systems in the body, causing symptoms that affect health and daily living.
Find information on how this recessive genetic disease is inherited.
Clinic presentation, laboratory markers, and possible symptoms of A-T. Links to information in languages other than English.
We would like to keep in touch with all A-T families so that we can help. From time to time, we reach out with important information about A-T or announcements about clinical studies and trials to help further research.
Caring for People with A-T
Find a 16-page handbook covering topics including neurology, managing lung health, immunology, vaccine schedules, cancer, and school recommendations. Since A-T is a rare disease, it can be difficult to find comprehensive information on how to best manage an A-T patient's health. The A-T Children's Project has been funding specialized clinical evaluations for A-T since 1995, and much of the information found here is a result of the hundreds of families who have been a part of this effort.
This card highlights important information about caring for someone with A-T for emergency room, urgent care, or other healthcare professionals. Please contact the A-T Children's Project if you would like copies sent to you.
The Handbook has more in-depth medical, scientific, therapeutic, and school-related information from experts.
The A-T Children's Project established and continues to fund this clinic through the grassroots efforts of families and friends.
Oncologists at St. Jude have developed specialized protocols to treat people with A-T who get cancer.
Genetic tests are available to help make and/or confirm a diagnosis of A-T.
Find video, photo gallery, books and poems featuring people with A-T.
Organizations around the world are working to increase awareness, provide information to families, and work toward finding a cure.
Questions or comments from A-T families? Please contact our Family Support Coordinator, Rosa Fernandez.