Careers

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...

Recipient of MDA’s top award shares strategies for personal success

posted on November 1, 2008 - 9:32am
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 6
Tom and Tina Bush have learned how to manage disability together. “If I dress well, look well, it’s a result of Tina’s help,” Tom says. “She has been my support, and she’s also my quality of life.”
posted on September 1, 2008 - 2:24pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 5
He’s at the Helm of Pro Sports Video Jeff Bingham is the man behind the scenes in more televised sports events than most people realize.
posted on September 1, 2008 - 2:12pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 5
Working from home can solve some of the daily challenges of progressive muscle diseases, such as fatigue and the need for personal care assistance, transportation and on-thejob accommodations. Commonly referred to as telecommuting or telework, the world of virtual jobs includes home-based businesses, virtual administrative assistants, working from home for a current employer, and freelancing in...
posted on September 1, 2007 - 9:45pm
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 5
NOTE: If your local bookstore doesn't have a book mentioned in Quest, usually it can be ordered through the store by providing the author's name, title and/or publisher. Often, books also can be ordered online. Reviewed books are not available through MDA. Sports and the Physically Challenged: An Encyclopedia of People, Events, and Organizations, by Linda Mastandrea and Donna Czubernat, 175...

When disability made it hard to work, these four found new careers doing what they love

posted on September 1, 2007 - 10:17am
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 5
Physical health can be out of our control, but attitude is of our own choosing. Meet four people who took an “I’m going to do this” attitude when confronted by health limitations that ended their livelihoods. By using the strength and power of positive thinking, these four successfully transitioned into new satisfying careers. Embrace yourself
posted on July 1, 2007 - 12:55pm
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 4
Employment
posted on July 1, 2007 - 11:29am
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 4
I Like to Run Too — Two Decades of Sitting, by Stacy Zoern, 198 pages, 2006, $16.95. Science & Humanities Press, www.sciencehumanitiespress.com