Understanding Infantile Spasms (IS)

In 2009 the Child Neurology Foundation proudly announced the creation of Infantile Spasms Awareness Week. The goal of IS Awareness Week is to provide pediatricians, child neurologists, parents and caregivers with objective educational tools which will increase awareness and understanding of infantile spasms. Early and aggressive treatment can impact the prognosis of infants diagnosed with IS. This important educational initiative will help to ensure that physicians have an increased awareness and understanding of IS. It will also make much needed educational materials available to the parents and caregivers of afflicted infants.