Tay-Sachs disease - Genetics Home Reference The most common form of Tay-Sachs disease becomes apparent in infancy. Infants with this disorder typically appear normal until the age of 3 to 6 months, when their development slows and muscles used for movement weaken.
National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association A Baby with Tay-Sachs disease appears healthy at birth, and seems to be developing normally for a few months. Symptoms generally appear by six months of age. While symptoms vary from one child to the next, there is always a slowing down of development. Gradually, Tay-Sachs children lose motor skills and mental functions.
Tay-Sachs Disease Tay-Sachs Disease Classical Tay-Sachs disease is an especially tragic inherited birth defect.
The National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association (NTSAD) is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of Tay-Sachs and related diseases, and to provide information and support services to individuals and families affected by these diseases, as well as the public at large. Strategies for achieving these goals include public and professional education, research, genetic screening, family services and advocacy.