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MDNSW Open Day 2017

Peer Support – A supportive place for people affected by neuromuscular conditions!

MDNSW is working to establish a network of facilitated Peer Support Groups across NSW, targeting primarily those with a NMC including those who don’t have an NDIS plan, their families and carers.

Upcoming events:
SMArties – peer support group for people with Spinal Muscular Atrophy and their families, Saturday 24 November 2018 at Hornsby RSL Club from 12-3.30pm. More info here.

MD Community gathering, Thursday 29 November, 11.30-2pm at Dooley’s Catholic Club, Lidcombe. More info here.

The aim of the groups is to support individuals and those they care for to:

  • Build skills and capacity to advocate for themselves through increased motivation, confidence and empowerment
  • Set and achieve goals
  • Encourage participation in the community
  • Increase contribution to their communities through leadership and their ability to influence others as individuals and as a group