College and Beyond

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 October 1, 2009 - 5:12pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 4
I purchased the Kindle as a gift to myself. I’m a senior in college and although being a student leaves me with very little time for leisure reading, I still want to read something other than textbooks. The Kindle is a thin, lightweight device for downloading and reading e-books and other digital media.
posted on October 1, 2009 - 3:10pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 4
Q: What could possibly be bad about children with neuromuscular diseases living longer life spans than has been common in the past? A: As these children become adolescents and then adults, they encounter a medical system and society that are not prepared to accommodate them.
posted on October 1, 2009 - 1:41pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 4
Featured in this article: New book on Mattie coming soon ** National Goodwill Ambassador Abbey Umali's Read-a-Thon ** Former National Goodwill Ambassador Ben Cumbo heads back to school ** MDA Task Force adds new member ** MDA equipment loan program sets record in 2008 ** MDA adds profiles on Twitter ** MDA and Walgreens fight the flu.
posted on July 1, 2009 - 4:41pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 3
Featured in this article: Jerry Lewis inducted into New Jersey Hall of Fame ** myMDA is MDA's new online community ** Telethon 2008 DVD available ** New books by celebrities Nancy O'Dell, Tom Bergeron ** News about MDA National Goodwill Ambassadors Luke Christie, Ben Cumbo, Lauren Carter, Mattie Stepanek.
posted on April 1, 2009 - 3:27pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 2
Annie Kennedy Meet my friend, Vance. Vance is a 30-something man, a “people person,” husband, father, homeowner, accomplished professional with multiple degrees from prestigious universities, and valued community member, friend and employee.

A new service seeks to improve electronic textbooks for college students

posted on February 8, 2009 - 4:43pm
Jeff Lester says electronic textbooks are “absolutely the biggest problem I have faced” in working toward his graduate degree. The 42-year-old student at the University of Dearborn-Michigan, who has ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease), has had to wait as long as five weeks after the start of class to receive an electronic version of the textbook. And then he has had to...

Ten scholarships offered to children of parents with disabilities

posted on January 28, 2009 - 10:22am
Ten $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors and college students whose parents have disabilities are being offered nationwide by the National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families (NCPDF). The scholarships will be awarded in fall of 2009. Applications must be completed and postmarked by March 16. NCPDF is the national agency of Through the Looking Glass, a San Francisco-...