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Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system attacks the body’s own healthy cells. There are over 80 known autoimmune diseases and counting, affecting more than 14 million Americans.
Find national and international organizations focused on specific autoimmune diseases, from alopecia areata to vitiligo.
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Living with chronic illness takes a toll emotionally and socially. How can we take care of our mental health?
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An extensive list of centers, clinics, and hospitals across the United States that specialize in diagnosing and treating various autoimmune diseases.
We support autoimmune disease education and research by funding grants for scientific investigations, holding live talks with experts, and partnering with the Celiac Disease Program to create educational resources.
Comprehensive Educational Resources for Those Living with Celiac Disease
Our celiac-focused resources are a product of GAI’s partnership with the Celiac Disease Program at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. Visit our Celiac Education page to find information on Gluten Free Education Day, expert celiac talks, podcasts, a gluten-free diet app, and cooking and nutrition videos.
Join Us for Our Next Autoimmune Support Group, July 31st, 10-11:30am PT
Our aim is to help each other live well and feel heard, while not letting disease define us. We encourage members to come as they are, with an open mind and the willingness to nurture a positive atmosphere.
The Global Autoimmune Institute is empowering solutions in the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune disease (AD) through research, education, and community, while supporting multidisciplinary approaches to wellness.
GAI Featured in Nature Outlook, July Issue
Learn more about the Global Autoimmune Institute as we explain our work, autoimmune risk factors, and research advances in our Nature sponsor feature!
Home » Celiac Education » Managing Celiac in Schools
Children’s National Hospital and the Celiac Disease Foundation have teamed up to produce a comprehensive guide for schools, parents, and caregivers. These recommendations help learning environments understand the needs of children with celiac disease, build an inclusive and safe learning environment, and plan appropriately for gluten exposures.
Scroll down for training videos from the Celiac School Action Guidelines for Education (SAGE) Training Program, which complement the 2020 Voluntary Recommendations for Managing Celiac Disease in Learning Environments below.
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The Celiac School Action Guidelines for Education (SAGE) Training Program is designed to provide educators, health care professionals, food service providers, and parents/guardians with the necessary tools to ensure the safety of a child with celiac disease in any learning environment.
The SAGE Training Program was designed by the Celiac Disease Program at Children’s National Hospital and the Celiac Disease Foundation with conceptual, technical and editorial help from other institutions including RESOLVE, Boston Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Colorado Children’s Hospital, Columbia University Celiac Disease Center, Mass General Hospital for Children, Mayo Clinic, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center. Many education associations, public and private schools, and patient families also contributed to the Program.