Our mission is to find the cause(s) of AHC, develop effective treatments and ultimately find a cure, while providing support to the families and children with AHC by funding research to accomplish these goals.

Through research, education and family support, we have


Secondarily, we strive to promote proper diagnosis, educate health care professionals, the public and related organizations, encourage the worldwide exchange of information and advance the development of an international database of all AHC patients.

The AHC Foundation (AHCF) is a dynamic organization of dedicated people that tirelessly work and advocate for their children to have a better quality of life.  The foundation is the result of combining the International Foundation for Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (IFAHC), founded in 1993, and the Alternating Hemiplegia Foundation (AHF), founded in 1995. Run by parents of children with AHC, we are a charitable 501(c)(3) organization with non-profit status and classified as tax exempt. Our Federal tax ID is 38-3225425, therefore donations made to AHCF are tax deductible.  The organization has a Board of Directors, advised by a Medical Advisory board, that provides leadership, stewardship, and passion for the mission of the Foundation.