A Teacher's Guide to Neuromuscular Disease
Updated 10|2005
Table of Contents A Teacher's Guide to Neuromuscular Diseases

Sarah SchwegelWe’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 Association