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Most boys with Duchenne can attend their local pre-school and elementary school with little difficulty. Keep open communications with your school and provide them with as much information as you can about Duchenne and how it will affect your son.
Once walking becomes difficult for your son, many schools will make special arrangements, or even structural additions, to help make his daily activities easier. Transportation to and from school can also be arranged.
Keep in mind that there may be cases when a school is unsuitable for your son, and an alternative or specialized school may be your best bet.
To better assist parents and teachers in providing a fulfilling education for students with Duchenne, PPMD has created Education Matters for parents and teachers.
Visit our section on Educational Issues to learn more about providing your child with a school life that is complete, rewarding, and fun.
Educators should view our section for Teachers to learn about the special set of challenges that may be brought to the classroom.