Independence

For many individuals with neuromuscular diseases, finding a meaningful career can make for a richer, more independent life

posted on October 8, 2015 - 9:47am
Going from being a high school or college student to an independent, working adult can be challenging for almost anyone. But for individuals who live with neuromuscular diseases, the transition into the workforce can be especially overwhelming.  But young adults in the MDA community who have successfully made this employment leap agree that the rewards of meaningful work are worth the...
posted on January 1, 2011 - 11:22am
QUEST Vol. 18, No. 1
As featured in More Make It Fast, Cook It Slow by Stephanie O'Dea, Hyperion, 2010 Serves 2 to 4 Ingredients aluminum foil 2 tilapia fillets 1 teaspoon dried ginger ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon gluten-free soy sauce 2 green onions, sliced 2 bunches bok choy, coarsely chopped Directions Use a 6-quart slow cooker.
posted on January 1, 2011 - 10:15am
QUEST Vol. 18, No. 1
As featured in 1,001 Best Slow-Cooker Recipes by Sue Spitler, Surrey Books, 2008 Serves 4 Ingredients One tablespoon peanut butter and ¼-½ teaspoon crushed red pepper can be substituted for the Thai peanut sauce.

Researchers hope to learn how people with impaired mobility manage to do their jobs

posted on December 28, 2010 - 2:42pm
If you’re a person with a disability who also manages to hold down a job, researchers are interested in finding out how you do it. A new study is looking for people who work outside the home at least 20 hours a week and who also have significant mobility impairments, such as difficulty moving their legs and/or arms.

Morgan's Wonderland in San Antonio has it all

posted on October 1, 2010 - 5:00pm
QUEST Vol. 17, No. 4
Accessible family fun is the focus of Morgan’s Wonderland, an amusement park designed specifically for children and adults with special needs. The 25-acre facility in San Antonio, Texas, is a place where kids of all abilities can interact.

... that will lighten the load of your caregivers and yourself

posted on October 1, 2010 - 4:45pm
QUEST Vol. 17, No. 4
I was taught it is better to give than to receive. Don’t ask for handouts. Pull your own weight. All my life, I told myself, “You are only handicapped if you allowed yourself to be handicapped.” That belief worked for me when I could still stand and walk. Now that my legs don’t function and my hands are extremely weak, I recognize that my physical being has limitations. I have readjusted my self-...

Scenes from a special place where wheelchairs can fly

posted on October 1, 2010 - 2:37pm
QUEST Vol. 17, No. 4
Here's a fun and fast (less than two minutes!) video of Morgan's Wonderland, a 25-acre theme park located in San Antonio, Texas. According to the Morgan's Wonderland website, "It is the World's First Ultra Accessible Family Fun Park designed specifically for children and adults with special needs, their family members, caregivers, friends and the entire community."
posted on October 1, 2010 - 11:45am
QUEST Vol. 17, No. 4
The Visualizer Set