Resources for Professionals

We hope that some of the resources and services we can offer you will be useful. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to pick up the phone (01789 267520) or email supportservices@smauk.org.uk If we can't answer directly, we'll try to signpost you to someone who can.

Information Sheets

Information Sheets

These are particularly helpful if you are new to SMA, and cover a range of information starting from 'What Is SMA?'.

Route Maps for SMA

Route Maps for SMA

These cover a range of topics from equipment and health, to starting school, access to work, housing adaptations, financial support and more. They're currently organised by Type of SMA, but we are working to make them more accessible.

Outreach

Outreach

Our small team of experienced staff have been working with individuals and families with SMA for many years. We can provide emotional support, practical advice and guidance by phone and email, or a home visit.

Toys & Play for Babies and Children who have SMA - A Professional's Guide

Toys & Play for Babies and Children who have SMA - A Professional's Guide

This information sheet is written for health, education and social care professionals who have no, or limited, knowledge of SMA.

Car Seats and Equipment

Car Seats and Equipment

We can share with you what has worked well for other individuals and families and tell you about possible sources of funding.

Sharing Experiences

Sharing Experiences

We can link people up with others also affected by SMA. There are various ways this can happen.

Books for Children

Books for Children

These are about the condition and are free to families. Professionals can also request a copy for their own reference.

Multisensory Toy Packs

Multisensory Toy Packs

Available free of charge in the UK, these are suitable for infants up to 12 months of age. If a child is older, we may be able to help parents / carers access other suitable toys.

Professional Training and Upskilling

Professional Training and Upskilling

We don't provide this but suggest you contact our partner Muscular Dystrophy UK to see what they can offer via their health professionals network.

Why Not Keep In Touch?

Why Not Keep In Touch?

We can let you know about any changes to our services via our occasional Update for Professionals emails. Or you can sign up for our monthly E-newsletter which covers what's happening in the SMA Community.