Daily Living

Helpful tips to minimize end-of-year stress and maximize the spirit of the season

posted on October 8, 2015 - 9:37am
As the autumn leaves start to fall, the holiday season is upon us. And between the hustle and bustle of decorating, shopping, food preparation and social gatherings, the holidays can be a source of increased stress. Anyone can feel overwhelmed this festive time of year, but for people living with neuromuscular diseases, managing the additional activities and expenses is crucial to maintaining...
posted on October 1, 2012 - 9:00am
QUEST Vol. 19, No. 4
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MDI offers disabled visitors to the Emerald Isle accessible and affordable transportation and lodging

posted on October 1, 2012 - 9:00am
QUEST Vol. 19, No. 4
Chad McCruden

Here’s yet another way technology lets the music come through

posted on October 1, 2012 - 9:00am
QUEST Vol. 19, No. 4
"I hear cymbals, but I don't see them," Stephenie Och recalls a fellow parade watcher announcing as the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Area High School Marching Band marched by this summer.

An interactive electronic system puts musical performance at just about anyone’s fingertips, regardless of disability

posted on September 12, 2012 - 9:45am
QUEST Vol. 19, No. 4
Update (Nov. 9, 2012): A trio of entrepreneuers recently announced the development of an adaptive, hands-free digital musical instrument; they are currently raising capital to fund their first production run. For more information on the Jamboxx, see the sidebar at the end of this artcle.

Nineteen-year-old swimmer Joe Wise has overcome numerous challenges to make it to the Paralympic Games

posted on August 27, 2012 - 5:00am
Update (Oct. 16, 2012): Joe Wise placed fifth in the 400-meter freestyle at the London Paralympic Games. Watch an interview with Joe to learn more about his experiences at the Paralympics.

AbleGamers Foundation is offering a grant for assistive gaming equipment for children; application deadline is Aug. 31, 2012

posted on August 17, 2012 - 6:00am
The AbleGamers Foundation (AFG) — a volunteer-run nonprofit organization dedicated to making video gaming more accessible for people with disabilities — has launched its 2012 Children’s Grant Program that will provide one piece of assistive technology (AT) gaming equipment to a child age 15 or younger who has a disability that makes playing digital games difficult.

A new federal program provides personal care aides for individuals with disabilities stranded in emergency shelters during a declared disaster

posted on August 13, 2012 - 6:00am
Wildfires, windstorms and floods have been in the news regularly this year. What if such a disaster suddenly hit your neighborhood? Would you be prepared?  Planning ahead for emergency situations is especially important for people who have disabilities that affect mobility and self-care. You are in the best position to plan for your own safety and well-being since you know your functional...