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The Autoimmune Association is with you through every step of your autoimmune journey.

We’re the world’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to autoimmune awareness, advocacy, education, and research.

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No matter where you are on your journey, the Autoimmune Association can help.

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During this Season of Giving, please support the Autoimmune Association. Your gift will help us continue to make advancements in the areas of advocacy, awareness, education, and research, and pursue new opportunities to create hope for the autoimmune community.

Four pillars of the Autoimmune Association

For nearly 30 years, the Autoimmune Association has been the nation’s leading advocate for the millions of people affected by autoimmune diseases through fostering and facilitating collaboration in the areas of education, public awareness, advocacy, and research.

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Advocacy

The Autoimmune Association advocates on the federal and state levels for policies that put patients first – from hosting congressional briefings and issuing public comments to leading the National Coalition of Autoimmune Patient Groups.

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Awareness

The Autoimmune Association raises widespread awareness and understanding of autoimmune diseases and their prevalence worldwide.

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Education

The Autoimmune Association is committed to empowering and educating patients to ensure they are supported throughout their journey from getting to a diagnosis, identifying treatment options, accessing care, managing comorbidities, and improving quality of life.

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Research

The Autoimmune Association convenes scientists, physicians, and researchers from across disciplines to explore the root cause of autoimmunity to unlock breakthrough treatments and someday, cures.

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The faces of autoimmunity

For many, the reminder that they are not alone in their experiences with autoimmune disease can be invaluable. Hear from other autoimmune patients in our community.

Karen J.

Hemolytic anemia
"It's important for our own mental well-being to have contact with others who have shared experiences. There is strength...

Lisabeth I.

Lupus
"If you are struggling with autoimmune disease, become empowered-- immerse yourself in reliable information from trusted...

Shade’ M.

Lupus
"I believe there is power in numbers. If people are still asking what an autoimmune disease is, then we still have work ...

Our impact on fighting autoimmune diseases

The Autoimmune Association is the leading organization dedicated to autoimmune diseases. We’re proud of the difference we make each day, bringing us one step closer to a world without autoimmune disease.

100 +

Autoimmune diseases

80 %

Of those living with autoimmune disease are women

$3B +

Secured in federally funded autoimmune research in the last 3 years

$5M

Research funded by the Autoimmune Association