Autoimmune Advocacy Alliance Members

Alliance for Patient Advocacy
Allied Health Advocates
American Diabetes Association
Green Planet Video Productions
Lupus Foundation of America
National Alopecia Areata Foundation
Platelet Disorder Support Association
Scleroderma Foundation

Research Institutions

Benaroya Research Institute
Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason in Seattle Washington is discovering causes and cures of immune mediated diseases including a wide range of autoimmune diseases.

Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Autoimmune Disease Research Center
The center creates the opportunity for all of Johns Hopkins investigators to come together in advancing the battle against autoimmune diseases through research, education and better communication, resulting eventually in improved clinical care.

American Autoimmune Related Disease Association (AARDA)
The only national non-profit agency dedicated to bringing a national focus to autoimmunity.


American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)
Arthritis Foundation

Benaroya Research Institute
Juvenile Diabetes
Lupus Foundation of America
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Pats Fund: November 2009
Platelet Disorder Support Association


Autoimmune Disease... Solving the Puzzle of Autoimmunity (3MB, Adobe PDF)
Living Well with Autoimmune Disease, What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You...That You Need to Know - By Mary J. Shomon

Web Sites

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)
The AAARDA is a national organization dedicated to the eradication of autoimmune diseases and the alleviation of the suffering they cause, through fostering and facilitating collaboration in education, public awareness, research, and patient services.

Cure JM Foundation
The Cure JM Foundation was established in October 2003 with the mission to raise awareness, provide family support, and ultimately find the cure for all forms of Juvenile Myositis, including Juvenile Dermatomyositis, Juvenile Polymyositis and Amyopathic Dermatomyositis.

Fibromyalgia Syndrome
Greater NW Chapter: National MS Society
Kids Health.Org
Moms with MS
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Pat's Fund

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