Film Presentation: My Kid is Not Crazy Documentary Screening Event

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Date(s) - Saturday, May 13, 2017
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Film.ca Cinemas

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“More than 30 years ago, Susan Swedo, a doctor with the National Institutes of Health discovered that an undiagnosed strep infection was the cause of one child’s disabling illness. The more Swedo dug, the more evidence she found: Strep was linked to symptoms normally chalked up to psychiatric illness.”

After all these years patients and their families still face an uphill battle to acquire qualified assessments and treatment plans in Ontario for a disease that is being researched and treated at institutes like the NIMH and Stanford University in the United States.

The lack of awareness and information on PANDAS/PANS available to our medical community presents a unique set of challenges to many families in Ontario who are desperately searching for help and answers.

Please join us on Saturday, May 13 from 9:30 am until 12:30pm at Film.ca Cinema in Oakville, ON to learn more about these challenges, help us bring more awareness to PANDAS and PANS in our communities and raise funds to support families in Ontario. Enjoy catered snacks and refreshments followed by this gripping documentary by Emmy-nominated filmmaker, Tim Sorel. Cost is $10 per ticket.

PANDAS/PANS Ontario is a not for profit organization that incorporated in June of 2014 to provide support to the families who are affected by PANDAS/PANS and to bring awareness and the latest research to our communities. A portion of ticket sales and proceeds from the auction and draws will go directly to PANDAS/PANS Ontario.

If you wish to support the event but cannot attend the screening please make a donation in lieu of purchasing tickets. You can make a donation via our Brown Paper Tickets event page, by visiting our website at www.pandaspansontario.org and Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ppontario.org or by calling 519.381.7120 for more information.

Hotel rooms can be booked at the Quality Suites hotel in Oakville for Friday, May 12 at a discounted rate with the PANDAS/PANS Ontario block of rooms.
gooakville.com/qualitysuites
905-847-6667

P.A.N.D.A.S. is an abbreviation for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcus

It describes a subset of children or adolescents who have either an abrupt onset of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or Tic Disorder symptoms or an acute worsening of symptoms following a Streptococcus Infection

P.A.N.S. is an abbreviation for Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome.

It is the term used to describe the cases where there is a link to symptom onset with other infections, not only streptococcus infections. The more commonly know term P.A.N.D.A.S is a subset of the wider definition of P.A.N.S.

Other symptoms that may accompany the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or Tic Disorders in P.A.N.S. or P.A.N.D.A.S. are :

Generalized anxiety (including phobias, fear of choking or food contamination and terror stricken look-dialated pupils)
Separation anxiety
Hyperactivity and motor abnormalities
Sleep difficulties
Developmental regression (baby-talk, temper tantrums)
Deterioration in handwriting skills
Decreased ability to concentrate
Loss of abilities in mathematics and visual-spatial areas
Sensory issues (to sound, smells, light, clothing)
Emotional lability (including aggression or depression episodes)
Urinary issues (increased frequency or bedwetting)
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