What is Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)? SMA is a genetic disease affecting the part of the nervous system that controls voluntary muscle movement. More Information
Typical Abilities: Persons with SMA are able to do things like talk, blow a puff of air, move their hands and feet, etc. Most can stand and walk, although some may lose this ability between childhood and teenage years.
Limitations:Muscles are weaker than normal. SMA takes away a person's ability to walk, eat, or breathe.