Join Jett Foundation’s Community Webinar Series on November 7 at 1PM EST as we welcome Celina Goncalves, PT, DPT, for a presentation and discussion on school accessibility and participation for individuals living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
School Accessibility and Participation
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
1:00pm ET | 12pm CT | 11am MT | 10am PT
Celina Goncalves is a physical therapist in The Duchenne Program at UMass Chan Medical School. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy at Simmons University in 2020 and completed a one-year fellowship at The Duchenne Program under the direction of Dr. Brenda Wong from 2021-2022. Celina joined the program following work with neuroatypical student populations in the school setting.
For Celina, the best part of working with boys and young men with Duchenne is showing them the things they can do, with some help. “I love connecting with patients and families, advising them about how they can make everything as accessible as possible and giving them the tools to interact with their friends, family and community,” she says. “Even small changes can have a meaningful impact on everyday life.”
Our Community Webinar Series is focused on ensuring that our Duchenne community is better prepared for those unexpected moments, challenging medical decisions, and difficult stages when on a Duchenne journey.
No one ever expects Duchenne and there is no correct way to tackle a diagnosis, but we can always better prepare. This webinar series is an opportunity to equip yourself with more knowledge, resources, and tools for those real-life, often unanticipated, scenarios.