Futures Force Program Overview
Futures Force is a program conducted by the MDA and funded by the Victorian State Government through the Department of Human Services. The program provides educational, recreational and vocational opportunities for clients who are aged 18 years and over and who are affected by neuromuscular disorders (NMD).
- MDA conducted a Pilot Program in 1997 after a need was identified for clients affected by a variety of NMD, particularly Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
- Participants in the Futures Force program are mainly affected by DMD.
- Futures Force program has evolved from a one-on-one home based pilot program in 1997 to a regular forum at the MDA Centre. To date over 35,000 hours of program activity have been provided through Futures Force.
This initiative provides quality of life opportunities for young men who are affected by DMD and who are beyond secondary school age. The program provides a medium for these people to meet and collectively experience many opportunities.
One of the aims of the Futures Force program is to maximise opportunities commensurate with the physical abilities of the participants.
You can meet-up with the Futures participants on the Program Forum, just click here to get in touch.
Visits to MDA and the Futures program form an integral part of the program. Recent visits include:-
Sam Soliman - Titled Boxer
Nathan Phillips - Actor
Carla Bonner - Neighbours
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