The National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association (NSDA) is a not-for profit organization dedicated to advancing medical research into the causes of and treatments for SD, promoting physician and public awareness of the disorder, and providing support to those affected by SD through symposiums, support groups, and on-line resources.
NSDA is comprised of people with SD, healthcare professionals, volunteers, friends, and families. It is the only organization dedicated solely to the SD community. Together, we continue to grow through awareness, advocacy, and outreach; help to improve the lives of people dealing with SD; and work to support research in order to bring understanding to this disorder.
The NSDA is strongly committed to understanding the science of SD and supporting research. Better treatment and ultimately a cure has always been a primary goal of the organization. Now, with a roadmap for research initiatives, there is a growing number of medical professionals interested in pursuing SD research.
The NSDA offers a range of support options to fit the needs of affected individuals and their families. It can provide companionship, offer valuable coping strategies, and lessen the loneliness and isolation that may play a role in chronic disorders.
Vision: The vision of the NSDA is to ensure the ongoing viability of the organization that will continue to lead the effort to eradicate spasmodic dysphonia.
Mission: The mission of the NSDA is to advance medical research into the causes of and treatments for spasmodic dysphonia, promote physician and public awareness of the disorder, and provide support to those affected by spasmodic dysphonia.Read More»