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MuscleFacts: Atlantic Canada

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Educational Program to Foster Understanding and Inclusion

We are here to help educate and raise awareness about neuromuscular disorders. Please contact us if you would like one of our staff or volunteers to do a presentation to your group, such as:

  • schools
  • workplace
  • service clubs
  • local health service providers
  • professional training

MuscleFacts is our program designed specifically for the school system. We can provide professional development for staff, in-class education with students, and small group presentations. We will customize the presentations based on your needs and environment. Contact us to learn more or to request a presentation.

Contact Person Tracy Ryan
Director of Services
Toll free 1-888-647-6322

Publications

MuscleFacts: School Resource Guide

The school resource guide provides educators with information help them increase awareness about neuromuscular disorders. The publication focuses on understanding and integration of students with a physical disability into the classroom and school.

Chapters provide helpful information on:

  • Introduction to neuromuscular disorders
  • Working together
  • Emotional, psychological and physical health issues
  • Environmental consideration
  • Education and school policies
  • Planning future transitions
  • Facilitating disability discussions
  • On-line resources
MuscleFacts: Parent Guide

The purpose of this guide is to provide parents and families who are affected by a neuromuscular disorder with information and guidance.

Chapters provide helpful information on:

  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Coping with a neuromuscular disorder
  • School issues
  • Health and activity Issues
  • Future planning

We are here to help educate and raise awareness about neuromuscular disorders. Please contact us if you would like materials to present or where possible have one of our staff or volunteers do a presentation for your group. Please contact: Tracy Ryan, Service Specialist 1-866-687-2538 ext 160 for more information.

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