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Scientific & Patient Symposium July 27 & 28, 2018   Registration Now Open

The Association for Creatine Deficiencies is committed to providing patient, family, and public education to advocate for early intervention through newborn screening, and to promote and fund medical research for treatments and cures for Cerebral Creatine Deficiency Syndromes.

What is CCDS?

Creatine helps supply energy to all cells in the body. It helps increase adenosine triphosphate (ATP).

Creatine is produced in the liver, which makes it out of three amino acids: arginine, glycine and methionine. Most of our body's creatine (approximately 95%) is stored in the muscles that support the skeleton.

Cerebral Creatine Deficiency Syndromes are a group of inborn errors of creatine metabolism. In an individual, symptoms can include, but are not limited to: intellectual delays, expressive speech and language delay, autistic-like behavior, hyperactivity, seizures, and movement disorders.

Creatine Community Blog

21Mar 2018

“Have you ever had non-verbal students in your choir before?” I asked the junior high choir director a few months into Benny’s 7th-grade year. Without any hesitation, his director said that he had, in fact, had non-verbal students in the choir and it wasn’t an issue at all. Mr. W made it very clear that Benny is just as much a part of his choir as any other student. I will never forget how insistent he was about including my son. It turns out that music was the perfect choice for him. Continue reading

27Feb 2018

Happy 2018 everyone!! We live in Canada and have been dealing with a lot of cold weather and snow here. It’s been one cold winter!! So my CTD kiddo takes a bus to school. My other children walk the 10 minutes to their home school down the road, but my CTD kiddo gets a bus and goes about 20 minutes away from our home to attend a special needs class. Continue reading