48 Mann St
Cheektowaga NY 14206
Phone:  716-725-3212



The Mid-Atlantic Connection for PKU and Allied Disorders Inc. (MACPAD) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization incorporated in Pennsylvania on May 8, 1998. The organization was founded by sisters Laura Assayag and Judy Griffith.

Judy and Laura

MACPAD was formed to create a network among the individuals and families touched by PKU and allied disorders in the mid-Atlantic region. The organization is run by the Board of Directors, which meets 3 times per year. There are currently 18 individuals on the board of directors..

In May 2001, the board of directors removed the membership fee requirement so that the organization is now supported entirely by donations from members, interested individuals and corporations and any fundraising activities. Any individual with PKU or an allied disorder,  family member or friend of an individual, who lives in the Mid-Atlantic region is eligible for membership. To become a member, you will just need to send us your name and address and some other information. To join, go to the Mailing List page on our website. 

We have defined the Mid-Atlantic region to include Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey , New York and Ohio.  Other families and individuals are welcome to be included on our mailing list, but will not be eligible for any specific benefits that are reserved for members.