If your child or a family member is living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, we’re here to support you at any point on your journey, from diagnosis into adulthood. We provide information and resources and opportunities to connect with other families.
Because children with DMD have weaker muscles, accidents and emergencies can be more serious for them than other children. They will need special medical treatment and should have a documented emergency plan.
Call 999 in an emergency and tell the emergency services your child has DMD. A&E staff should follow the guidance on the Duchenne Accident & Emergency website, linked below.
A diagnosis of DMD can be overwhelming. As a parent-led charity, we understand what you're going through.Resources for newly diagnosed
As children with DMD grow older, their needs change. We're here to help you prepare for adolescence and adulthood.Resources for transitioning to adulthood
Some young people with DMD have additional special educational needs. Find out how to get support at school and beyond.Get educational support
Duchenne UK run information days to update parents and family members on the latest research, clinical trials and care advice. They also give you the chance to connect with other families affected by DMD.
There is a lot of worry and confusion throughout the Duchenne community about the risks of coronavirus (COVID-19) for people with DMD. We are providing support for families through a series of webinars and releasing the latest guidance from neuromuscular experts.
Understand more about the genetic causes, symptoms and stages of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.Find out more about DMD
Find out about joining a clinical trial for DMD treatments on the DMD Hub - a network of trial sites.Find out about clinical trials
We're working to ensure DMD patients receive the best care, no matter where in the UK they are based.Visit the DMD Care UK site
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