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...
posted on July 1, 2007 - 11:01am
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 4
As one of the first users of Prodigy and America Online (AOL), I was a pioneer on the Internet. In the early 1990s, I was writing e-mails to my friends, participating in chat rooms and instant messaging conversations, browsing the World Wide Web, and downloading all kinds of cool stuff in the comfort of my own living room. Moreover, the timing couldn’t have been better, because I had just...
posted on November 1, 2006 - 1:48pm
QUEST Vol. 13, No. 6
Someone once said, “Teachers who inspire realize there will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how we use them.”
posted on May 1, 2006 - 3:16pm
QUEST Vol. 13, No. 3
Who: Lorinda Gonzalez, 20 Where: Vero Beach, Fla. DX: Spinal muscular atrophy type 3; diagnosed at age 3, with symptoms since birth
posted on March 1, 2006 - 9:41am
QUEST Vol. 13, No. 2
Scott Hatley As we race through the 21st century, instead of looking in the rearview mirror, Scott Hatley is thinking about tomorrow. He’s the man with a plan and a solution. Here’s Hatley’s Incight.
posted on November 1, 2005 - 1:16pm
QUEST Vol. 12, No. 6
"What do you want for Christmas, Ms. Wrigglesworth?” This is a very popular question with third-graders. It’s a good question, one that has an infinite number of answers. A lot of people have asked me this before: my students, my mom, even Santa himself when I sat on his lap every year at the mall. I remember being in elementary school and faced with the task of writing a letter to Santa that had...
posted on November 1, 2005 - 10:09am
QUEST Vol. 12, No. 6
Ergonomics is literally the study of work, so for this article, we’ll use the word “work” to describe extensive periods of time spent at your desk, whether you’re working, studying, typing really long love letters or playing computer games.
posted on November 1, 2005 - 9:58am
QUEST Vol. 12, No. 6
Who: Kent Kreiger, 47 Where: Scottsdale, Ariz. DX: spinal muscular atrophy type 3; diagnosed at age 38, with symptoms at birth What