Digital Academy: Congenital and Childhood Onset
|Understanding SSA Compassionate Allowance for CDM||
In 2017, MDF finally achieved one of its goals for the community when congenital myotonic dystrophy was added to the Compassionate Allowance Program for Social Security Disability. Join us for an informational webinar with SSA representative Deborah Dennis, who will explain how this new development affects the DM community and what will change in the application process going forward. Click here to download the Power Point Presentation.
|Strategies for Motivating your Juvenile-Onset Adults (2015 MDF Annual Conference)||
Community members discuss daily living strategies for motivating their adult children living with juvenile-onset DM1.
Please note: This is an audio recording only. To view the accompanying presentation, please click here.
|Planning Your Child's IEP (2015 MDF Annual Conference)||
Community members Penni Warford, Sarah Clarke and Ann Spaulding discuss best practices for planning and implementing your child's Individualized Education Plan.
This is an audio recording only. To see the handout that accompanied this presentation, please click here.
|Focus on Congenital DM - What to Expect and Tips for Managing (2015 MDF Annual Conference)||
Dr. Craig Campbell, MD, of Western University in Ontario, Canada, has a discussion with audience members about congenital DM. In the video, Dr. Campbell does not follow a set slide show, but he created slides for additional viewing information. Please click here to see his slides.
|Working with Hippotherapy (2014 MDF Annual Conference)||
Community-led session led by Sarah Berman, Erica Kelly, and Catherine Wycoff, DPT, GCFP, ABMCP. Parents of children living with DM and a hippotherapy specialist discuss the benefit that this type of therapy can often have.
|Tips for Parents Caring for Children with Congenital DM||
This webinar is presented by a group of moms offering their knowledge and experience raising children with congenital DM. This webinar includes informed, practical suggestions from alleviating gastro-intestinal challenges with proper diet and natural supplements to advocating for your child's Individualized Education Program (IEP).
|Congenital DM - The Medical Team||
An MDF community member and mother describes the medical team she has assembled for her daughter, Kate.