Kids and Young people
All the milestones every kid goes through – starting school, making friends, homework to name a few – are also all there for kids living with muscular dystrophy or other neuromuscular conditions.
Negotiating the school environment can be challenging when kids start to lose muscle strength. They may need to transition into a wheelchair during this time.
Other transitions include going from primary to high school, transitioning from a manual wheelchair to a power wheelchair, and later, into adulthood and adult services.
There are many engaging activities for kids and young people in the MDNSW community.
Our supports help kids and families through these stages, providing information, support and advice on transition, as well as programs that enrich kids’ lives.
We also provide support coordination for many children, young people and their families as well as an information and referral service. We’re always here with a listening ear and advice in times of transition.