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Mindful Connections Workshop – 10th November 2020

We are please to announce an new online Mindful Connections Workshop aimed at helping you to reflect on your overall wellbeing and build on your self-compassion and other skills to remain happy and motivated. The Workshop will begin on Tuesday 10th November from 12PM-1PM, and will be run through ZOOM. Particularly in this Covid-19 pandemic, […]

Charcot-Marie-Tooth awareness month 2020

MDI would like to let you know about two webinars coming up to mark Charcot-Marie-Tooth awareness month. Please be aware some information in the webinars may be relevant to the UK only. Charcot-Marie-Tooth UK is hosting a Q & A session with Professor Mary M Reilly at midday on Friday 16 October. Professor Reilly will answer questions […]

Budget 2021

As members of Disability Federation of Ireland, MDI is sharing with you the DFI’s initial press statement in response to Budget 2021 and a summary sheet of the key measures that relate to people with disabilities, their families and organisations. They will continue to update the summary sheet as more detail arises on budget commitments. […]

Advice for Neurodisability Patients – CHI at Crumlin

Neurodisability: COVID-19 advice for families The message is for families of children and young people with disability who attend CHI Neurodisability services, for whom this may be an anxious time.  Access to your usual supports and routines will have been disrupted, so it may feel that it is harder to get help if and when you need it. […]

1. Muscular Dystrophies

  • Becker muscular dystrophy
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Manifesting carrier of Duchenne
  • Congenital muscular dystrophy - General
  • • MDC1A (merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy)
  • • Rigid spine syndrome (RSS)
  • • Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophies
  • • Bethlem myopathy
  • Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy

2. Myotonic Disorders

  • Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy
  • Myotonia
  • Myotonic Dystrophy

3. Congenital Myopathies

  • Central Core Myopathy
  • Minicore (Multicore) myopathy
  • Myotubular or Centronuclear myopathy
  • Nemaline myopathy

4. Mitochondrial Myopathies

  • Mitochondrial Myopathies

5. Metabolic Disorders

  • Metabolic disorders (general)
  • McArdle’s Disease
  • Pompe’s Disease

6. Periodic Paralyses

  • Periodic Paralyses

7. Autoimmune Myositides

  • Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis and Sarcoid myopathy
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis
  • Inclusion body myositis

8. Spinal Muscular Atrophies

  • Severe (Type I)
  • Intermediate (Type II)
  • Mild (Type III)
  • Adult spinal muscular atrophy

9. Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathies

  • (Also known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth or Peroneal muscular atrophy)

10. Disorders of the Neuromuscular Junction

  • Congenital myasthenic syndromes
  • Myasthenia Gravis

11. Friedreich’s Ataxia

  • Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
  • Limb-girdle types of muscular dystrophy (LGMD) - General
  • • LGMD 1B (also known as Laminopathy)
  • • LGMD 1C (also known as Caveolinopathy)
  • • LGMD 2A (also known as Calpainopathy)
  • • LGMD 2B (also known as Dysferlinopathy)
  • • LGMD 2I
  • Ocular myopathies including ocularopharangeal muscular dystrophy

12. Other (Please Specify)

13. Unspecified