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...

Job hunting for the college graduate with a disability

posted on May 1, 2004 - 4:06pm
You've just rolled across the stage, with your college diploma in hand. A huge weight has been lifted from your shoulders, but before you get too comfortable, you need to face the reality of finding a job and the added stress of finding one when you have a disability. Don't make the mistake of thinking that a college education guarantees you a job in your desired field. But, though the search may...
posted on July 1, 2003 - 10:36am
Money — it's a big issue when you're coping with a neuromuscular disease. The search for funds to cover needed equipment, home modifications, drugs, treatments and other expenses, and the fight to get benefits from insurance companies and government agencies can be as stressful as the effects of the disease itself. In this issue, Quest attempts to provide a map of some of the traps, detours and...

Men with Duchenne MD find independence within their reach

posted on October 1, 2002 - 11:33am
Recently, the dad of a young boy with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) was trying to explain to a child psychologist about certain educational choices his son needed to make in order to be well prepared for adulthood.