12 Muscular Dystrophy Resources for Young Adults

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Just because you have muscular dystrophy doesn’t mean you can’t live a rich and fulfilling life. Young adults with MD want the same things as young adults without MD: go to college, get a job they enjoy, live independently. However, they may need a little bit of help along the way.

We’ve put together a list of resources that will help young adults with MD achieve these life goals based on information from the Muscular Dystrophy Association.


There are many organizations out there to help young adults with MD realize their dream of a college education. They can help with scholarships, financing college courses and choosing the right university.

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Whether you decide to go to college or not, you will more than likely want to get a job to finance your independent life. These resources can help with finding a job, employment rights, work accommodation (if necessary), internships, and specific job training.

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Living Independently

To live independently, those with MD will need support in various areas, from finance and education to finding an appropriate property. One of the biggest concerns will be finding and paying for care facilities. These three organizations can help:

For a more comprehensive list of resources for young adults with muscular dystrophy visit the MDA.org site.

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