Little Steps Pediatric Therapy will be one of the sponsors of the GRIN2B Foundation’s first cocktail reception fundraiser. Gather for GRIN2B will be held on Monday, October 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Found Kitchen and Social House in Evanston.
Proceeds from the event will help support families and individuals affected by GRIN2B-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder. This rare condition results from changes to the GRIN2B gene, which is part of a family of seven genes that encode proteins that form a receptor that sends chemical messages between neurons in the brain.
Individuals affected by a GRIN2B variation commonly experience low muscle tone, developmental delays, and delayed/limited speech or a lack of speech, among other symptoms. Some associated conditions and disorders include cortical visual impairment, seizures, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and/or intellectual disabilities.
GRIN2B Foundation is a parent-run organization dedicated to helping individuals and families affected by variations on the GRIN2B gene and furthering research on the gene.
Little Steps Pediatric Therapy focuses on delivering comprehensive and compassionate care to improve the lives of children of all ages. The company’s team of pediatric professionals provide physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and behavior therapy. Little Steps serves patients affected by GRIN2B-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder, and the therapists who deliver that care will attend the fundraiser.
“We’re happy to help this organization so that they can fund research on the GRIN2B gene,” said Jaime Passaglia, founder of Little Steps. “This is a new sponsorship for us, but it’s a relationship we hope to strengthen with our continued support for many years to come.”
To learn more about Gather for GRIN2B and/or purchase tickets for the event, please visit http://www.grin2b.org/Gather-For-GRIN2B/.