We’re grateful to Patricia B. Porter, Colin
D. Hall, M.D., co-director of the MDA clinic at the University
of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, and Faye Williams,
who wrote “A Teacher’s Guide to Duchenne Muscular
Dystrophy,” published and distributed by MDA in 1995. This
publication expands on the important information in that booklet.
We also received invaluable help from Paula Ables, Amy Dunaway-Haney,
Vicki Duncan, Patricia Moore and Angela Wrigglesworth. Their insights
as educators who are in the classroom every day helped us to more
fully understand the needs and perspectives of teachers.
Sierra Lewis and Ayla Mott donated their time to pose for photos.
Our thanks also go to the many parents, teachers, counselors,
therapists and others — including youngsters with neuromuscular
diseases — who have assisted MDA through support groups,
classroom presentations, interviews with the media and other means.
Their willingness to share their personal and professional experiences
and knowledge has provided priceless help to people of all ages
who are living with neuromuscular diseases.
MDA Publications Department
© 2005, Muscular Dystrophy