Help make a difference in the lives of those with autoimmune disease.
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.
Information, health-related articles, and resources to help you navigate living well with autoimmune disease.
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Managing Mental Health with Autoimmune Disease
Living with chronic illness takes a toll emotionally and socially. How can we take care of our mental health?
Browse our resource lists and information via the links below.
Find Medical Institutions Focused on Your Autoimmune Disease
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.
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The Children’s National Celiac Disease Program and the Global Autoimmune Institute have worked in partnership since 2015 to develop robust educational resources, including:
Furthermore, we have worked to build alliances amongst pediatric celiac disease programs across the United States and develop national recommendations for managing celiac disease at school and other learning environments.
The Global Autoimmune Institute’s support has also helped Children’s National Hospital (CNH) to advance other innovative projects.
Since 2010, this annual event brings the best of the gluten-free industry to Washington DC. The event features an exhibit hall with 60+ gluten-free food manufacturers and restaurants, a cooking stage with interactive demos and a full day of educational sessions with options for adults and kids.
Nearly 2,000 attendees leave the event filled with knowledge, jam-packed goodie bags, and many new gluten-free friends. The event is live streamed to capture a global gluten-free audience.
Gluten Free Education Day 2020 was a fun, virtual experience featuring speakers from around the United States sharing the latest research and knowledge about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.
Through the synthesis of our financial support and the passionate dedication of the Celiac Group, Children’s National Hospital, and GAI, CNH established the first-of-its-kind multidisciplinary clinic for celiac disease patients.
The clinic brings together a gastroenterologist, neurologist, psychologist, nutritionist, and educational specialist to thoroughly diagnose and treat coexisting autoimmune diseases and neurological and psychological disorders, as well as to teach the patients and their families about proper nutrition and the many important aspects of living a gluten free life.
The Celiac Group of CNH, with the long-time participation of GAI’s Executive Director, Sandy Boek Werness, has created alliances with twelve other major children’s hospitals in the U.S. They are working together on projects such as a survey on compliance with the gluten free diet, and creating standards for use of gluten in the classroom.