Thanks to the collaboration of four not-for-profit organizations – the Muscular Dystrophy AssociationParent Project Muscular DystrophyTreat-NMD and the World Duchenne Organization – a thoroughly updated and re-drafted Duchenne Guide for Families is developed. This guide gives parents, families and caregivers access to the information necessary and enables them to work with their health care and support provides in ensuring optimal care.

Click here to access the Family Guide in USA English and UK English. Translations are available via the TREAT-NMD website.

In line with the three articles about care considerations for DMD recently published in Lancet Neurology1-3, a new Duchenne Family Guide has been developed and were published on World Duchenne Awareness Day, 2018.

The development of the updated care considerations was funded by the U.S. Center for Disease Control. These updates offer the latest clinical considerations to improve care, services, and quality of life for people living with Duchenne, raise the standards of care for Duchenne and will assist clinicians in making the best possible recommendations for these patients.


  1. Lancet Neurol. 2018 Mar;17(3):251-267. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(18)30024-3
  2. Lancet Neurol. 2018 Apr;17(4):347-361. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(18)30025-5
  3. Lancet Neurol. 2018 May;17(5):445-455. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(18)30026-7