Housing

For many young adults with neuromuscular disease, the challenges and rewards of college offer a steppingstone to greater independence

posted on July 14, 2015 - 3:23pm
“I was already signed up for Duke, and was wait-listed for Yale, but waiting for Harvard. When I opened the Harvard letter, I got the shock of my life, and that was it!” says 17-year-old Caroline Zheng on being accepted to her dream school, Harvard, where she’ll start classes in the fall.
posted on May 1, 2008 - 9:52am
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 3
After Hurricane Katrina sent two pine trees crashing through our home, friends said, “It could have been worse.” And they were right. We could have lost our entire home. Jim, my husband, could have been unemployed. Weston, my son, could have spent his entire freshman year attending high school in Texas.
posted on May 1, 2008 - 9:26am
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 3
Having your child move out of your home is a rite of passage that announces to the world that he or she is ready to assume adult status. Able-bodied people usually take it for granted — you probably don’t.
posted on May 1, 2008 - 9:23am
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 3
When you live at home, your parents tend to do everything for you. Food just magically appears in the refrigerator, electricity and water grow on trees and your service dog’s piles in the backyard disappear into thin air.
posted on July 1, 2007 - 1:45pm
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 4
Find what you need to know about accessible housing.

Modifications can make apartment life convenient and accessible

posted on July 1, 2007 - 9:58am
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 4
When three friends decided to move from the dorms at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater into an apartment, they knew they might encounter a few challenges: The just-right place they sought had to accommodate three tenants with neuromuscular disease. The art of self-advocacy
posted on November 1, 2006 - 1:37pm
QUEST Vol. 13, No. 6
Many people with disabilities struggle to receive long-term care in their homes and avoid going to nursing homes. Similarly, many now living in nursing homes would move back into their own homes and communities if adequate services could be...

Without spending a fortune

posted on September 1, 2006 - 3:10pm
QUEST Vol. 13, No. 5
If you aren’t ready just yet to design and build that dream home with perfect accessibility, there are a lot of things you can do in the meantime to solve everyday dilemmas.