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Social Isolation

Sooner or later, most boys with Duchenne suffer from some degree of social isolation. There is no easy answer to this problem, as every child’s situation is different.

Your son’s social world may consist of one or two close friends or a large group. There are some boys, however, who will lose contact with friends because of decreased mobility and independence, as well as the feeling of being different. Whatever the cause, the effects of social isolation are serious and could lead to depression, which can affect overall health.

Our online community helps parents find rewarding activities and friendships for their boys. It’s an invaluable resource for sharing what has worked for you and learning what has worked for others.

Connect with other parents who understand what you're experiencing, or find out more about Inclusion in school.

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