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Rob On The Water

Last modified on 26 Apr 2017 11:48 am

40 year old Robert Bruce is just months away from embarking upon a 2000 kilometre journey, all of which, will be done solo in a kayak.

2017 National Electric Wheelchair Sports

Last modified on 19 Apr 2017 7:47 am

What a great day! Today was the opening day of the 2017 National Electric Wheelchair Sports competition at the Academy of Sport Narrabeen.

Powerchair Hockey Competition

Last modified on 7 Apr 2017 2:04 pm

It’s grand finals time!
Head to Kevin Betts Stadium Mt Druitt this Saturday to watch the clash between this seasons top teams in the Powerchair Hockey competition.

NDIS Information Sessions

Last modified on 21 Apr 2017 3:48 pm

Do you have questions about the NDIS and how it can support you or your child?

A Big Bear Cottage!

Last modified on 4 Apr 2017 9:02 am

The NSW government has announced plans to develop a Big Bear Cottage-a hospice for young adults aged 18-30 years.
Have a look at the story. Scott had a few words to say!

The wheelchair soccer season is here!

Last modified on 3 Apr 2017 3:13 pm

If you have always wanted to have a go, there is a junior development program where you can learn soccer skills and meet others keen on playing sport.
Come along to Kevin Betts Stadium at Mt Druitt. All equipment is available to start you playing!

Do you live in a rural or remote area of NSW?

Last modified on 3 Apr 2017 3:37 pm

The NDIS has recently released its strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers and carers living in rural and remote NSW.
Visit the NDIS website to find out more.

Bone Health in FSHD

Last modified on 5 Apr 2017 3:12 pm

Check out this interesting new study into Bone Health in FSHD!

Counting down to the NDIS roll out in Northern NSW!

Last modified on 24 Mar 2017 1:03 pm

The NDIS rolls out in a number of new locations this July.
Paul from Tweed Heads talks here about setting his goals and thinking about the individualised supports he’ll be able to choose and control when the NDIS rolls out in his area.

Are you in the NDIS Year 2 roll-out area?

Last modified on 22 Mar 2017 11:20 am

NDIS Information sessions are available in the next few weeks in many areas of NSW including Sydney, the NSW North Coast and Western and Southern NSW.

TREAT NMD – Feb 2017 Newsletter

Last modified on 20 Mar 2017 12:38 pm

Check out the Treat NMD Feb 2017 Newsletter, it includes an article about novel gene identified for Centronuclear Myopathy and much more!

Boccia State Titles

Last modified on 20 Mar 2017 12:38 pm

Best of luck to all competing in the Boccia State Titles this weekend!

Mel’s a gamechanger!!

Last modified on 12 Dec 2016 8:39 am

Listen to Mel and Jordan from Hireup talking with ABC News 24 on International Day of People with a Disability about technology driving innovation in the disability sector.

Scholarship Opportunity

Last modified on 12 Dec 2016 7:53 am

Are you planning to go to uni next year? Or are you part way through your uni studies?
Then have a look at this scholarship opportunity. Applications are open now and will close on 3 February 2017.

2017 Wheelchair Rugby League

Last modified on 29 Nov 2016 2:08 pm

Registrations are now open for the 2017 Wheelchair Rugby League season.
Get your name down and join the action!

Cost of Australian SMA Treatment

Last modified on 22 Nov 2016 8:52 am

Researchers at The Sydney Children’s Hospital and The University of New South Wales are seeking volunteer research participants to learn about the costs of caring for young people with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).

Update on SMA Research and Treatment

Last modified on 22 Nov 2016 8:47 am

There has been a lot of activity in the clinical trial space for spinal muscular atrophy in the last 2 years.

Go Jordan Crane!

Last modified on 18 Nov 2016 8:07 am

Congratulations on your selection in the Australian Powerchair Football squad. Check out his interview for Sydney FC.

The countdown is on!!

Last modified on 1 Nov 2016 10:38 am

Only 7 weeks to go until the annual Muscular Dystrophy NSW Kula N Gadu camp at Narrabeen.

Go Mel Tran!

Last modified on 27 Oct 2016 7:57 am

Lead UX Designer Melanie Tran will share her experience on design thinking, human centred designs, 3D printing and assistive technology!

Powerchair Hockey

Last modified on 21 Oct 2016 8:25 am

The countdown is on to the start of the Powerchair Hockey season!
Get over to Kevin Betts Stadium on Saturday to register and for grading.
Equipment needed for players will be available at the stadium.

The 2016 Australian Powerchair Football National Championships

Last modified on 19 Oct 2016 8:39 am

“The best Powerchair Football game I’ve ever seen!” – NSW Strikers fan.
In case you missed it, here is the FULL replay of the 2016 National Championship game! Congratulations to Queensland on their 3-2 win over the NSW Strikers.


Last modified on 6 Oct 2016 12:47 pm

You are invited to attend the 56th Annual General Meeting of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of NSW.

This is Scott!

Last modified on 26 Sep 2016 11:44 am

Check out his story. What an impressive young man!!

Bill Moss AO

Last modified on 27 Sep 2016 9:59 am

Story of life with FSHD

Congratulations Dan!!

Last modified on 15 Sep 2016 9:27 am

What a way to start your Paralympic competition!

What is Boccia?

Last modified on 15 Sep 2016 9:57 am

Daniel Michel is making history as the first Australian Boccia player to be selected for the Paralympic Games – since the year 2000.

World Duchenne Awareness Day

Last modified on 15 Sep 2016 11:05 am

7th September is the 3rd annual World Duchenne Awareness Day#WDAD16. The date was chosen because there are 79 exons in the dystrophin gene responsible.

Football4All lives up to hype

Last modified on 14 Jul 2016 10:11 am

Check out our young Powerchair Football players showing off their skills at the recent Football4All Gala Day at Valentine Park

Human muscle stem cells isolated

Last modified on 28 Sep 2015 9:43 am

Researchers have successfully isolated human muscle stem cells and shown that the cells could robustly replicate and repair damaged muscles when grafted onto an injured site.

ANN September 2015 Newsletter

Last modified on 15 Sep 2015 11:12 am

Click here to read about prevalence and impact of Genetic Muscle Disorders in New Zealand and other upcoming events in this Australasian Neuromuscular Network (ANN) newsletter.

Urgent Recall – Use of Auto Servo Ventilation (ASV)

Last modified on 25 Jun 2015 6:07 am

ResMed has issued a Recall for Product Correction Notice. The use of ASV in patients with symptomatic chronic heart failure(NYHA 2-4) and reduced LVEF≥45%, and moderate to severe predominant central sleep apnoea could potentially represent a safety risk. If you have questions, or need more information, please contact your respiratory specialist.

Ventilator Safety Check

Last modified on 28 Apr 2015 11:53 am

A reminder to all our members who are dependent on ventilator support to do a safety check on their breathing equipment.

Heart Repair for DMD

Last modified on 3 Dec 2014 1:59 am

Researchers have found that injections of cardiac stem cells might help reverse heart damage caused by DMD,

New Treatment Hope for DMD

Last modified on 30 Nov 2014 11:46 pm

Scientists are getting closer to introducing a new treatment which they believe will improve the quality of life for people with DMD.

CommBank Blog

Last modified on 11 Feb 2016 11:40 am

Read Melanie Tran’s Duke of Ed story on CommBank’s blog!

MDNSW Goes National

Last modified on 11 Feb 2016 12:11 pm

MDNSW is now a National Licensed Operator for the Duke of Ed!!!

New Advokit Website

Last modified on 12 Jul 2013 2:35 pm

This website has been designed to inform you about the rights and entitlements of people with disabilities under the NDIS and about how to engage with DisabilityCare Australia to achieve the support that suit the wishes and circumstances of people with disability. Click here to see the website.

Boccia Headed for Australian Shores

Last modified on 11 Feb 2013 7:46 pm

The Australian Paralympic Committee has welcomed the announcement that Sydney will host the 2013 Asia Oceania Boccia Championships!! Click here for more information.