International network. Founded 1994. Support for parents of children with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy. To improve the treatment, quality of life and long-term outlook for all individuals affected by DMD through research, advocacy, education and compassion. Provides user-friendly website with online forums, scientific and legislative conferences, newsletters, information on newest diagnosis tests, standards of care and research strategies.
Parent Project for MD Research
401 Hackensack Ave., 9th Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Voice: 1-800-714-5437 or 201-944-9985
National. 200+ chapters. Founded 1950. Provides comprehensive medical services to persons with neuromuscular disease. Supports research into the causes, cures and treatments of neuromuscular disorders. Support programs include self-help groups, phone friends, pen pals and scheduled online chat sessions.
Muscular Dystrophy Association
3300 E. Sunrise Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85718-3299
National network. Founded 1991. Support, information, education, networking and advocacy for individuals with facioscapulohumeral disease (aka Landouzy-Dejerine muscular dystrophy). Purpose is to increase awareness, understanding and conduct research and education on the most prevalent muscular dystrophy. Funds research through grants to researchers. Acts as a clearinghouse for information on the FSHD disorder and on potential drugs and devices designed to alleviate the effects of the disease. Newsletter, support group meetings, conferences and literature.
FSH Society, Inc.
Nancy VanZant, c/o BBRI R353
64 Grove St.
Watertown, MA 02472
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