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MDI provides support for people and their families who are living with muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular conditions.

MDI provides a range of supports for patients and families including the Home From Home Apartment in Dublin, family support service, information service and youth respite service.

Conditions covered by MDI include:

1. Muscular Dystrophies

Congenital-muscular-dystrophy – General
– Merosin-deficient-congenital-muscular-dystrophy (MDC1A)
– Rigid Spine Syndrome-SEPN1-related-myopathy
– Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Emery Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy
Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy
Limb-girdle types of muscular dystrophy (LGMD) – General
– LGMD-1B (also known as Liminopathy
– LGMD1C (also known as Caveolinopathy)
– LGMD-2A (also known as Calpainopathy)
– LGMD2B (also known as Dysferlinopathy)
Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD)

2. Myotonic Disorders

Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy
Myotonia x

3. Congenital Myopathies

Central Core Myopathy
Congenital Fibre Type Disproportion Myopathy
Minicore (Multicore) Myopathy
Myotubular Centronuclear Myopathy
Nemaline Rod Myopathies

4. Mitochondrial Myopathies

5. Metabolic Disorders

McArdle Disease
Metaboolic Conditions x

6. Periodic Paralyses

7. Autoimmune Myositis

Polymyositis Dermatomyositis
Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM)
Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM)

8. Spinal Muscular Atrophies – (SMA Factsheets taken from Jennifer Trust Website)

Severe (Type I)
Intermediate (Type II)
Mild (Type III)
Adult spinal muscular atrophy

9. Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathies

Charcot-Marie-Tooth (also known as Peroneal muscular atrophy)

10. Disorders of the Neuromuscular Junction

Myasthenia Gravis


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