National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association

Itasca,  IL 
United States
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Thank you for your interest in Spasmodic Dysphonia!

The NSDA partners with Speech-Language Pathologists to help educate and support patients with spasmodic dysphonia.

Join our web-based Healthcare Referral List which is a directory of healthcare professionals who specialize in treatment of spasmodic dysphonia.

The NSDA's educational materials and DVDs explain SD symptoms and treatments and also help inform family, friends, and others about living with SD. 

Support groups provide companionship, offer valuable adaptive strategies, and provide a forum where SD patients can talk in a non-judgmental environment. A full listing can be found at In addition, online resources such as Facebook and a Bulletin Board is open to patients with SD.

If you are interested in spasmodic dysphonia research, grants are available for new investigator start-up grants or post-doctoral study on research aimed at increasing the understanding of SD. Grants are for one year, up to $50,000.