We empower and connect those touched by ectodermal dysplasias through education, support and research.
Our library has all sorts of information on treating and living with ectodermal dysplasias, from cosmetics and keeping cool to the search for a cure.
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What are ectodermal dysplasias?
The ectodermal dysplasias are inherited disorders that involve defects in the hair, nails, sweat glands and teeth. When a person has at least two types of abnormal ectodermal features—for example, malformed teeth and extremely sparse hair—the individual is identified as being affected by ectodermal dysplasia.Learn More
We’re here to listen and provide support
Connecting with someone who knows exactly what you're going through can be a huge relief.
for you and your family through our Family Liaisons and private Facebook groups.
The Search for Greater Understanding
We connect our families with researchers to compile information and deepen understanding. Our research has given the ectodermal dysplasias community a better understanding of the conditions and how to treat them.
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Insurance Help for Ectodermal Dysplasias
Dealing with insurance companies that don’t understand ectodermal dysplasias can get frustrating and expensive, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t submit and appeal your claims. Our toolkit and advisors can help you through the process. We’ve seen plenty of families succeed!
Learn More and Download the Toolkit
Stories of Hope
Ectodermal dysplasia runs in Kylie Reeder’s family. After she married, her in-laws learned that the daughter they are adopting may also share the condition.Read the Full Story
An NFED dad and self-described introvert finds the strength in being vulnerable and the power that comes from sharing your story. He and his family share how they are facing his son’s challenges with ectrodactyly-ectodermal dysplasia-clefting (EEC) syndrome and using it as an opportunity to raise awareness and funds.Read the Full Story
Tova was diagnosed around age three with ectodermal dysplasia. Since then she has overcome bullies, dentists who should not have treated her, awarded the title of Miss Teen Dance of Chicago in high school, earned three graduate degrees, including a Ph.D. in human genetics and an M.D. Learn what having ectodermal dysplasia has taught her.Read the Full Story
Counting Down to Family Conference and First Advocacy Day
We can’t wait till July when we will welcome more than 450 people to our Family Conference in Falls Church. This will be the largest gathering in history of our ectodermal dysplasias community. More than 170 of our voices will be heard on Capitol Hill for the first Ectodermal Dysplasias Advocacy Day on July 19. We have all of details you need to know to make your trip one to remember!Learn More