The Spastic Paraplegia Foundation, Inc. (SPF) is the only organization in the Americas dedicated to finding a cure for Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP) and Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS). We are a not-for-profit voluntary organization.

Our primary goal has been to raise money to find a cure. Since our creation in 2002, we have raised and funded almost $5 million in research grants.


  • SPF is committed to providing information about for these disorders, creating opportunities for mutual support and sharing, and discovering the cures for HSP and PLS by funding research.

  • Currently, the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation Board consists of 5 office holders and 7 members that include doctors, nurses and individuals living with HSP and PLS.

  • SPF is committed to providing information about for these disorders, creating opportunities for mutual support and sharing, and discovering the cures for HSP and PLS by funding research.