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.
Come take a look!
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.
You Are Invited to Our Halloween Bash
Our biggest event is back for its 17th year, the Halloween Bash hosted by Ruth and Keith Geismar! This event is all online and includes an auction, journal and opportunity to donate.
Learn More and Donate
Stories of Hope
Briana Pinon felt incredibly alone when her baby was diagnosed with ectodermal dysplasia. That all changed when she connected with the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias. This mom talks about finding resources, connecting with other families and teaching her son about his condition.Read the Full Story
“Ethan has overcome everything that has happened. He has remained positive. – Natalie Kranig Ethan Kranig did not earn the nickname “Super E” for nothing. At nine years old, Ethan continues to prove time and again that he is a fighter in facing the many…Read the Full Story
ANNOUNCING A WEEK OF ACTION TO GET YOU DENTAL CARE COVERAGE
Next week, we will announce several opportunities in our Autumn is for Advocacy campaign for you to make your voice heard about the need for a bill for health benefits for dental care of ectodermal dysplasias. Families, we need you to take action, to advocate.