Throughout the year, we will honor our legacy with all of our community by celebrating our milestones and exploring what has been accomplished over the past four decades.


Celebrating Milestones and Empowering Hope

The Westin Anaheim Resort was ablaze with excitement and purpose on November 10, 2023, as we commemorated four decades of impact, dedication and support for our community at our 40th Anniversary Gala.

The Hydrocephalus Association began as a parent support group with an initial gathering in 1983 in San Francisco, CA. Now, HA has a national presence as the leading provider of educational resources, support, and advocacy for our community. HA is the largest non-profit, non-governmental funder of hydrocephalus research in the U.S. We have significantly impacted the healthcare and scientific communities as well as the lives of individuals impacted by the condition. HA's rich history is what drives our core values and mission today.

Stay tuned on our blog, social media, and emails for more exciting events surrounding our 40th anniversary and ways you can join us in celebrating!


Learn the
History of HA

Scroll through 40 years of HA's history! From our very first meeting in San Francisco to our latest National conference. 


Community Research Priorities

Our community research priorities are guiding beacons for HA's actions influencing our actions in research, advocacy, education, fundraising, and awareness.


Ways to donate today

Supporting HA and the hydrocephalus community has evolved over the years. Get involved and help us raise awareness for hydrocephalus!

A Conversation with Emily and Russell Fudge – Pioneering Leaders of the Hydrocephalus Association

In honor of the Hydrocephalus Association’s 40th Anniversary, we had the privilege of interviewing with Emily and Russell Fudge, the visionary leaders that were the driving force behind the establishment of HA.
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The Remarkable Journey of One of America’s Earliest Shunt Surgeries

In 1957, Julia entered the world as a healthy infant. However, just 19 days old, Julia had one of the first successful shunt surgeries in the United States. 
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We invite you to share your cherished memories of the Hydrocephalus Association. Kindly recount your favorite moments or experiences that exemplify the impact HA has had on you, your family, and your loved ones.

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