National Autoimmune Diseases Awareness Month
**We’re collecting data on how the Affordable Care Act has impacted autoimmune disease patients and their families. Please let us know! Fill out this survey
**Still confused about using the Health Insurance Marketplace? The deadline is the end of March. The National Health Council has developed a website and a cost calculator that may help you better understand your out-of-pocket costs when you are selecting a plan. Access it here www.puttingpatientsfirst.net
**FREE Public Forum Coming to Los Angeles! What Every American Needs to Know About Autoimmune Disease on April 5, 2014 at the Holiday Inn-LAX. This day long learning experience is designed for patients, caregivers, families, medical professionals and the general public. Lunch is included for pre-registered attendees. There will be a $10. fee for parking Click here for the agenda and registration.
**AARDA is proud to be an Official Partner of the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival to be held April 24-27, in Washington, DC. This two-day Expo is perfect for teens, children and their families, and anyone with a curious mind who is looking for a weekend of fun and discovery. More information.
Please think of us! 50 Million Americans have an autoimmune disease. If every one of the 50 million would donate just $1, we would have the means to fundamentally change the landscape of autoimmune disease knowledge and understanding. Please consider donating. Let’s change the autoimmune world now. It is also a thoughtful way to send a memorial or a tribute to someone DONATE
**Ready to learn? Check out our Patient Education Courses
**Read the June 2013 newsletter InFocus here
**The Autoimmune Walks are over for the season–but the Virtual Walk is still ongoing. Check out the AutoimmuneWalk web site
**AARDA receives coveted highest 4-star rating. We’re proud to say that we have earned our second consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. What does this mean? It means we are fiscally healthy and committed to accountability and transparency in all we do! Read the letter here.
**AARDA Launches “3-Second Adherence” Public Service Campaign — Offers Patients New, Free Tool to Aid in Treatment Decision-Making, Provides Doctors and Patients New Strategies for Improving Communication
- Read the Press Release
- New patient brochure: Weighing the Risk, Understanding the Benefits download
- Watch the videos on youtube
**AARDA Launches “My Autoimmune Story” Video Series Emmy-nominated Actress Kellie Martin Shares Her Story, Calls on Others to Share Theirs, Too
- Watch Kellie’s Video
- Read the press release
- Do you know your Family’s AQ? How likely you or a loved one is to develop an autoimmune disease? Do you need diagnostic tips? Download article here
50 Million Americans have an autoimmune disease. If every one of the 50 million would donate just $1, it would fundamentally change the landscape of autoimmune disease knowledge and understanding. Please consider donating. Let’s change the autoimmune world now. Donate
**Doing some Spring/Summer shopping online? Support AARDA while you shop! Learn more
**Read about AARDA’s Grassroots Fundraising Team and about other Volunteer opportunities here
**We are currently experiencing technical issues with our “Forum” and our “Survey” links. We expect them to be back online soon. Thank you for your patience.**