What is the ADC Program?
The Accredited Duchenne Centers (ADC) Program is a worldwide program initiated by the World Duchenne Organization. The aim of the ADC Program is to achieve global uniform and up-to-date care for all people living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).
This will be realized by:
- Accrediting Duchenne Centers for children and adults that provide comprehensive care and adhere to the latest care considerations and consensus guidelines, and
- Supporting centers that do not yet meet these criteria to improve care provided to DMD patients.
Accredited Duchenne Centers for Children and/or Adults provide care according to criteria that are in agreement with the latest care considerations, consensus guidelines, and/or expert opinions. Care is provided by a multidisciplinary team and may be delivered either by one center, or shared with other locations; however the applying center is responsible for the care plan, coordination, communication, documentation and collaboration.
Duchenne Centers for Children and/or Adults that provide most care according to the care considerations, consensus guidelines and/or expert opinions (but do not meet all criteria yet) will receive advice to optimize care.