SMArt Moves (Resources to Improve Diagnosis of Spinal Muscular Atrophy)

Cure SMA has launched SMArt Moves, a new disease awareness and educational campaign to empower healthcare professionals and parents to promptly recognize and diagnose the early signs of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The easy-to-use website features a special section dedicated to healthcare professionals that incorporates resources including instructional videos highlighting early symptoms, a 1-page SMA Quick Reference Guide, and CME opportunities. The SMA Diagnostic Toolkit summarizes trial data supporting early treatment, provides a table of clinical signs and symptoms organized by type, and lists the differential organized by age of symptom onset, to differentiate SMA from other cause of hypotonia.

Type Website
CME Available Yes
Cost Free

Date of Resource

Genomic Competencies

Experts from the disciplines listed below have tagged this resource as fulfulling genomic competencies.


  • Professional Responsibilities
    • PR-2:   Advocate for clients' access
    • PR-4:   Incorporate genetic and genomic technologies and information into practice.
  • Nursing Assessment
    • NA-1:   Demonstrate understanding of relationship of genetics and genomics to health
    • NA-7:   Assess client's knowledge, perceptions, and responses
  • Identification
    • ID-1:   Identify clients who may benefit from genetic and genomic information and services
    • ID-2:   Identify credible, accurate, appropriate, and current genetic and genomic information
  • Provision of education, care and support
    • PECS-2:   Provide clients with genetic and genomic information and resources for informed decision making
    • PECS-3a:   Use health promotion/disease prevention practices that consider genetic and genomic influences
    • PECS-3b:   Use health promotion/disease prevention practices incorporating knowledge of genetic and/or genomic risk factors
    • PECS-4:   Use genetic- and genomic-based interventions and information to improve clients' outcomes
    • PECS-5:   Collaborate with health care providers to provide genetic and genomic health care in health promotion/disease prevention
    • PECS-7:   Performs interventions/treatments appropriate to clients' genetic and genomic healthcare needs.
    • PECS-8:   Evaluate impact and effectiveness of technology, information, interventions, and treatments