Published In

Rehabilitation literature

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1986

Subjects

Dystonia -- Self-help groups, Muscles -- Diseases -- Treatment, Dystonia Foundation -- History

Abstract

Reviews the history of the Dystonia Foundation and the self-help movement. Dystonia is a rare neurological disorder characterized by repeated and uninterrupted movements that can affect 1 muscle, a group of muscles, or the entire body musculature. The New England Dystonia Chapter is discussed to illustrate the goals of the self-help movement, which include providing peer counseling and support services; establishing educational programs concerning dystonia for the medical and lay communities; serving as an advocating and liaison body for members regarding the availability of medical, legal, and social services; and participating in a network of services with other dystonia chapters and the National Foundation.

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This is the publishers PDF. Credit goes to Easter Seals, Inc.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/9783

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