New measures to support NDIS participants and providers through COVID-19

A message from the Disability Support Guide: *** New measures have been announced to ensure support is in place for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants and providers through the COVID-19 outbreak. Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert says that these measures are the result of discussions with the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Disability [...]

COVID-19 – Recommendations and advice for the muscular dystrophy community

At this time of great worry and uncertainty for us all, I sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are in good health. Here at MDA, I can assure you that we are following Government advice and have put measures in place to protect you, our staff and everybody they come into contact with. [...]

Aubot: making lives easier, one robot at a time

We caught up with Marita Cheng, Founder and CEO of Aubot, who is passionate about creating robots that help people in their everyday lives, especially those with physical disabilities. Her robots range from an app that "sees" for blind people, to an "arm" that enables severely paralysed people to mobilise freely. The film includes examples [...]

Muscular Dystrophy Australia is here to help you wherever you live

Muscular Dystrophy Australia is here to help people across Australia. We have expertise in Duchenne, Becker, SMA, FSHD, LGMD and 55 other Muscular Dystrophies and Neuromuscular Disorders.  Our Client Services team offers client support, including: referrals, information, whether it is disorder specific, equipment, medical or Allied Health provider support. We can also help you with [...]

MDA the original lifeline for people with Muscular Dystrophy

For more than 35 years, Muscular Dystrophy Australia (MDA) has been delivering personalised support and services to the muscular dystrophy community, nationwide and beyond. It is over those decades that MDA has forged invaluable relationships within the Royal Children’s Hospital and the research fraternity, where MDA supports and funds several staff at the Neuromuscular Clinic, [...]