SMA Added to National List of Disorders to Screen for at Birth

After significant collaborative work among many stakeholders in the spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) community, we are pleased to share that the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Dr. Alex Azar, has accepted the recommendation to add SMA to the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP) for newborns. This is a landmark decision for the SMA . . .

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Recommendation for SMA to be added to RUSP is announced

Today, the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children voted to recommend to the Secretary of Health and Human Services that spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) be added to the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP), the national list that guides states on which diseases should be tested for at birth. Newborn screening is essential . . .

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Join Us for an Accessible Air Travel Webinar with Southwest and Alaska Airlines

Join MDA and representatives from Southwest and Alaska Airlines on Thursday, Aug. 10 at 3 p.m. EDT for an informative conversation about accessible air travel. This webinar is a continuation of MDA’s collaborative accessible air travel efforts as we team up with representatives from the airline industry to discuss traveling with a disability and as we explore ways to help eliminate barriers to access.

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