The annual BMD conference, held in Baltimore and streamed live online, is centered on the theme ‘optimizing the lived experience of BMD’
MDA and John Hopkins Medicine will present the 2013 national Becker Muscular Dystrophy Conference Saturday, August 24, in Baltimore. Free to all participants with BMD and their family and friends, the conference can be attended in person or online.
A father’s vision for helping his son with DMD deal with depression has grown into a popular restaurant and training ground for people with disabilities
“Employment to someone with a disability is a privilege, not an obligation,” says Garth Larcen. “People with disabilities, they just want to be part of a team.” If anyone should know what he’s talking about, it’s Garth. He’s speaking from both knowledge and experience — as a father, as an employer and as a job trainer.
Expert information about higher education, living independently at college and employment is available in upcoming MDA webinars for young adults with neuromuscular diseases
Update (Aug. 22, 2012) — Links have been added to the archived versions of each webinar.
MDA’s public webinar series has a host of offerings in August for young adults with neuromuscular diseases who are interested in higher education and employment.
Stacy Zoern liked the wheelchair-accessible Kenguru electric car from Hungary, so she started a Texas company to produce them
Stacy Zoern has entered yet a new phase in her already eventful life — this time at 25 miles per hour.
Officials learn from MDA panel about improving access to higher education, employment and independent living for people with disabilities
When Angela Wrigglesworth, who has spinal muscular atrophy and uses a power chair, first started college at Texas A&M, she planned to be a business major.
Getting to the business school, however, involved crossing a set of train tracks, and one day, Wrigglesworth’s chair got struck on the tracks.
Wrigglesworth received help from bystanders to free her 300-pound chair before a train came...
MDA's Personal Achievement Award recipient for New York City is thriving in the Big Apple
Tabitha Estrellado is living her dream. She’s a 27-year-old career woman with a nice apartment in Manhattan. She loves her job, has a sweet commute, and writes music and performs locally in her spare time.
Researchers hope to learn how people with impaired mobility manage to do their jobs
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.