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Conference Assistance Application

The Carol Richey Assistance Fund provides assistance to a family of an individual diagnosed with Sotos or a similar syndrome to attend the SSSA Annual Conference for the FIRST time.  The assistance is available to those truly in need of financial aid.

Also now being offered is assistance for individuals with Sotos syndrome over 18 years old and living independently of their parents.  These individuals my apply every 3 years.


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