The educational years are a critical part of growing into a successful, happy adult. While faced with challenges that their classmates may not experience, most children with neuromuscular diseases — with proper preparation and relatively simple accommodations — grow up to have careers, families and contributing roles in their communities. That’s why MDA offers support and information to assist parents of children with neuromuscular disease in preparing and advocating for the best education possible. In talking to adults with neuromuscular diseases who grew up and went on to college, graduate school and thriving careers, several key themes arise:
Ensuring your child’s school experience is as rigorous and supportive as possible is sometimes easier said than done, but MDA stands ready to be your advocacy partner, providing tools and support, such as:
Many resources are available through MDA to assist you in advocating for your child’s education.