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ABOUT CalCoalition for

The California Coalition for PANS/PANDAS Advocacy (CalCoalition) is a dedicated group of individuals including parents, students, educators, medical professionals, and survivors who have all been directly impacted by PANS/PANDAS. Our aim is to raise awareness of this debilitating illness and to advocate for a health equity law that guarantees access to the necessary diagnosis and treatment for all patients, regardless of their socio-economic status.

PANS/PANDAS are acronyms for a group of autoimmune disorders that affect the brain and result in neuropsychiatric symptoms. PANS stands for Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome while PANDAS stands for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. These disorders are often misdiagnosed, leading to delayed treatment and increased suffering for patients.

CalCoalition's efforts to increase awareness and advocacy for PANS/PANDAS are vital in ensuring that patients receive the necessary diagnosis and treatment for their condition. We believe that every individual deserves access to quality healthcare, and we strive to make this a reality for those affected by PANS/PANDAS.


"A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world.

It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path." 


~Agatha Christie

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