At LAMN, we believe that disability and diversity should be celebrated and that we all have unique strengths, weaknesses, and abilities, and that's not just okay, it's beautiful. We believe the representation of disability and inclusion should be focused around light, moving forward, and teaching people that inclusivity is about making a real effort to understand the human experience of ALL people regardless of our differences.
NO MORE NIGHTMARES
In January 2015, LAMN launched its No More Nightmares program because anyone living with muscular dystrophy knows how much of a nightmare it is when basic needs are financially unavailable. Most vital medical and mobility equipment is not covered by medical insurance. This program supplies items such as wheelchair accessible vehicles, vehicle adaptations, in-home lifts, adaptive technology, and much, much more! Learn more or apply here!
NOT SO DIFFERENT
After LAMN president and SMA advocate, Shane Burcaw, launched his children's book, Not So Different, in late 2017, our team saw the need in teaching children at a young age the importance of treating all people with kindness and respect, regardless of their differences. Since May 2018, Shane has performed 300+ virtual presentations to elementary schools all over the world teaching vital lessons about disability awareness using his children's book as a reference. Request a presentation or learn more here!
COVID-19 Resource Relief
The purpose of LAMN's COVID-19 Resource Relief (CRR) program is to provide financial assistance to individuals living with any disability, diagnosis, or chronic illness to help alleviate the burden of the coronavirus-related quarantines and social distancing practices.
Since March 2020, LAMN has supplied relief to 1,300 families living in the US. Learn more or apply here!