About SMA: Informational Materials
Presentations prepared by the SMA Foundation team as well as the SMA research and caregiver community are provided below. These materials consolidate information gathered from the scientific literature and other sources and cover a broad spectrum of SMA-related topics.
You can find data cited in SMA Foundation presentations in the original publications; please include the original references in your documents.
- SMA Overview
General scientific information about the disease; may be of interest to families affected by SMA and to health professionals
- What Is Splicing and Why Does It Matter for SMA?
Information about alternative splicing and its role in SMA; may be of interest to families affected by SMA and to health professionals
- Spinal Cord and Properties of Cerebrospinal Fluid: Options for Drug Delivery
Information about spinal cord anatomy and routes of drug administration to the spinal cord
- What You Should Know About Participating in Clinical Trials
Information for families who would like to learn about clinical trials
- A Guide to SMA Standard of Care (English)
A Guide to SMA Standard of Care (Spanish)
Current expert opinion on the standard of care for people living with SMA
- Caring Choices
Information for parents of infants newly diagnosed with SMA Type I
- Breathing Basics
Information for families about respiratory care for children with SMA
- Scoliosis in SMA
Information for families about scoliosis in children with SMA