NF1: Recreation Needs

Some individuals with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) have difficulty with coordination, which may impact their involvement in sporting activities. We recommend that they be encouraged to continue with various activities to maintain a healthy lifestyle.


Information & Support

The following charitable organizations aim to creat a community of support for individuals with NF.

For Parents and Patients

Neurofibromatosis, Inc.
NF, Inc. is a national organization whose mission is to create a community of support for those affected by NF through education, advocacy, coalitions, raising public awareness, and supporting research for treatments and a cure; sponsor a limited number of local groups.

Children's Tumor Foundation
The Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) is a non-profit medical foundation dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by the neurofibromatoses. Look under "How You Can Help" to find a local chapter. The CTF sponsors an annual summer camp for children with NF.


Recreation Programs/Activities

See all Recreation Programs/Activities services providers (250) in our database.

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Author: David A. Stevenson, MD - 11/2004
Reviewing Authors: Karin Dent, MS, CGC - 11/2004
David Viskochil, MD, PhD - 11/2004
Content Last Updated: 6/2013