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...

Words of experience

posted on September 1, 2005 - 4:02pm
QUEST Vol. 12, No. 5
Plenty of people believe their lives are captivating enough to be page turners, but transforming their impressions into book material can be a harrowing tale. Although the prospect can be challenging, some people with neuromuscular diseases have pushed their experiences into publication. Writers who understand the stages of the process and the potential rewards have an advantage.
posted on July 1, 2005 - 1:48pm
QUEST Vol. 12, No. 4
Tracee Garner has something to say. The best-selling and award-winning author wants to share her love for words with the world, and she’s well on her way to achieving her goal. Garner, 28, is a romance novelist, public speaker, teacher, student and advocate extraordinaire. And, she has spinal muscular atrophy.
posted on March 1, 2005 - 11:30am
Don Bender designed and built his hovercraft 14 years ago. Visiting the past with a modern twist
posted on November 1, 2004 - 4:23pm
You may be getting ready to graduate from high school, re-evaluating your life as an adult living with Mom and Dad, or starting over after the death of a spouse who took care of you for 25 years. For people with neuromuscular diseases, it can take a lot of effort to achieve independence. What's independence? When you're independent, you're in charge of your life. You make your own decisions...

MDA National Personal Achievement Award recipient credits success to ‘doing whatever is humanly possible'

posted on November 1, 2004 - 11:26am
“I’m an advocate every day of my life,” said Michael J. Wasser of Brooklyn, N.Y., a tax and real estate attorney with the New York City Law Department Office of the Corporation Counsel in the Tax and Bankruptcy Litigation Division. “With every property I close on, every meeting I attend, every court I appear in, my achievements and abilities as an attorney illustrate that persons with...

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...

Millions of people now operate home-based businesses or work for an employer from home, so why not you?

posted on November 1, 2003 - 1:04pm
In 1998, I began tinkering with the notion of becoming my own boss. I'd put in my time, over 10 years, at a variety of advertising agencies as a full-time copywriter. I wondered if it was time for me to go it alone.