About HITS (UK) Family Support Network
The aim of HITS (UK), Family Support Network, is to enrich the lives of children and families affected by Hypomelanosis of Ito by encouraging communication, facilitating the flow of information between families and health professionals, and generally reducing the sense of isolation patients and families may experience. A voluntary, non-profit organization, the network publishes a quarterly newsletter, organizes an annual family event, and promotes broader understanding of hypomelanosis of Ito. This rare disorder can affect individuals in many different ways. It may produce dermatologic or neurologic symptoms, specific eye conditions, seizures, autism, and/or abnormalities of the bones, among other things. The Family Support Network operates predominantly in the U.K., where it is based, but will provide assistance in other parts of the world, if necessary.