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Awareness Month Activities 2024

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Attend our February Free Webinar Speakers Series

Speaker Series 02-2024~ Click to View & Register for our Webinars

FREE Webinar Series. Open to the public. The Speaker Series is Sponsored by UCB.

Top experts, from around the globe, in the field of Autoimmune Neurology and Psychiatry present topics with the highest interest and the most recent research findings in the autoimmune encephalitis community.

Register for these rare webinars to ensure your seat today. Encourage, friends, family members, as well as your doctors and therapists, to attend one or more of these presentations. All presentations will be recorded and listed on our YouTube Channel for future viewing. Subscribe to the IAES YouTube channel to receive notifications of new recordings

The IAES 2024 Awareness video will be premiering February 1st – 2024. Until then, watch and share our 2023 video, Heroes and Dreamers

We Won’t Stop Dreaming

This is IAES’ 8th annual awareness video celebrating AE Awareness Month. We Won’t Stop Dreaming is a touchingly emotional inside look into the challenges patients with Autoimmune Encephalitis face.

This video features AE patients and illustrates their wide age range and diversity, and the resilience they display in overcoming the immense challenges they face.

Autoimmune Encephalitis is explained in simple terms. It alerts the medical community to key RED FLAG warnings medical professionals should know.  

Sharing this video on your social media platforms has proven to have a profound impact in raising AE awareness among the medical community and public, leading to many patients receiving an accurate diagnosis in past years. #BrainOnFire #AEawareMonth #AEwarrior #BeAEaware #AutoimmuneEncephalitis are all hashtags we encourage you to use throughout the month. 


The IAES Virtual Art Show

Throughout February, tour the IAES  6th Annual Virtual Art Show.  It is a moving experience and one we are honored to provide. 

Experience insight into Autoimmune Encephalitis through the eyes of AE patients, family members, and caregivers of all ages. You will be amazed and touched by the variety of art showcased as a vehicle of raising awareness of AE.  


Autoimmune Encephalitis Trivia Playing Cards

Autoimmune Encephalitis Trivia Playing Cards

Purchase decks for your family members, friends, doctors and therapists during AE awareness month.

IAES in collaboration with Dr. Josep Dalmau has created the first product in the world specifically addressing the needs of the AE Warrior™ and those impacted by Autoimmune Encephalitis.  ALL proceeds will support Dr. Dalmau’s research group. 

Our excitement continues to build over the rave reviews we are receiving from experts in the field about our AE Trivia playing cards. Doctors have begun to provide decks to their patients and have been receiving smiles all around.

The support patients have been reporting is so exciting and gratifying to hear. This simple educational and rehabilitation tool appears destined to be the greatest personal support any AE patient, caregiver, therapist, teacher, or medical professional can own.

 A true game-changer in helping you to become a strong advocate, receive an outstanding educational foundation about AE, and doubles as a rehabilitation tool!


Print and Share this Infographic

Post this Infographic throughout the month on your social media platforms. Use hashtags #AutoimmuneEncephalitis #Autoimmune #Encephalitis #AEawareMonth #BeAEaware #IAES #AEwarrior

The poster can be printed out and displayed at hospitals, clinics, Doctor’s offices, infusion centers, schools, workplaces, places of worship, and community bulletin boards.



Print and Share this AE Warrior Poster

The graphic on the AE Warrior poster labels common symptoms seen in Autoimmune Encephalitis over the location of the brain where that symptom is controlled. 

Post this 8.5 X 11 poster throughout the month on your social media platforms. Use hashtags #AutoimmuneEncephalitis #Autoimmune #Encephalitis #AEwarrior #AEawareMonth #BeAEaware #BrainOnFire #IAES 

The AE Warrior poster can be printed out and displayed at hospitals, clinics, Doctor’s offices, infusion centers, schools, workplaces, places of worship, and community bulletin boards.


Purchase an AE Awareness t-shirt & products

The Brain on Fire  AE Awareness Merch

This design was created by IAES founder, Tabitha Andrews Orth and is copyrighted by the International Autoimmune Encephalitis Society (IAES). The phrase, “Brain on Fire” references a best-selling book written by Susanah Cahalan, who has permitted IAES to use the phrase for this collection. Front Design: names many of the most common symptoms in AE and where in the brain that symptom is controlled. Back reads: Autoimmune Encephalitis (AE): is a type of brain inflammation where the body’s immune system attacks healthy brain cells. 

*This design is also available with the trademarked “AE Warrior” phrase.

Spread awareness with these stylish, 2-sided designed shirts. Shirts may be ordered in Men’s, Women’s, and Children’s sizes.  Available in a variety of styles including long sleeves and hoodies to choose from.

Wearing this shirt may begin a conversation that could lead to saving a life.  The proceeds of your purchase will immediately support autoimmune encephalitis patients, caregivers, and families who are walking this difficult journey. Proceeds also go to support research that may one day lead to a cure.



Hold a FUNdraiser or Awareness Event at Work, School or Your Home

This is your month to shine a light on Autoimmune Encephalitis. The IAES  FUNdraiser Page provides several ideas for advocates of all ages to raises AE awareness. 

Support the vital work IAES does for the international AE community and have FUN at the same time. Warrior on AE Warrior! Let’s create the change we want to see in the world together. 


Get your Story in your Local Newspaper or Television Station

Get Your AE Story in the News

IAES has done the work for you. Download our press release and directions. Reporters can make use of the quotes from experts cited in the press release to enhance any article. Additionally, you can provide any writer with the contact information for the doctor who diagnosed you. Make sure you contact your doctor to confirm that they would be open to discuss your case with a reporter for a human interest or health story. Personal stories about AE patients and their journey are the best way to raise awareness broadly and on a much larger scale. It involves a few simple steps. Contact local and national newspapers as well as popular magazines such as People, Time and Newsweek




AE Warrior and AE Caregiver Royal Registry Certificates

IAES Royal Registry Certificates 

The Royal IAES Registry designates The AE Warrior™ and AE Sentinel with Royal Title. In recognition of their heroism under fire. The Royal IAES Registry is the highest honor to be bestowed upon those engaged in the mighty autoimmune encephalitis battle. Without warning and within an instant, these unprepared citizens were thrust unto a perilous fire raging battlefield. To fight demanded that they dig deep into the depths of their soul for the inner-strength they had to summon to save their life or the life of the one they loved. This act is so rare IAES sanctifies and affirms by sealed decry the bestowing of Royal Title into the IAES Registry on the second month of each year. 


Assemble AE Survival Kits

Share your love and encouragement by purchasing a survival kit, (Goodies not included). IAES has created 11 different variations of these kits that are bound to bring smiles of pleasure to those who receive them. Create a kit for your AEWarrior™, AE Mom, Doctor, Psychiatrist, Nurse, Infusion day, Child or Caregiver. These kits are available year-round.






Raise Awareness with IAES Candy Bar Wrappers

IAES has created 14 unique candy bar wrappers you can raise some sweet awareness.  These free wrappers include sentiments for people in the AE community and public.  These wrappers can be given as your simple act of kindness or used as a fundraising vehicle. They are a wonderful way for children and siblings to get involved in fundraising and raising awareness as well.  Candy wrappers will be available throughout the year.

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