Self-employment

Growing up, Morrow, who has spinal muscular atrophy, had to fight to get people to listen to him; now they pay thousands of dollars for the privilege

posted on October 3, 2013 - 9:27am
Self-confessed workaholic Jon Morrow is an entrepreneur and the CEO of BoostBlogTraffic.com — a company that grossed nearly half a million dollars last year and is expected to double that amount this year. Thirty-year-old Morrow has always been a smart overachiever, graduating from high school at 16, starting three businesses before he was 18 (two game-development companies and a software company...

Making home offices more accessible

posted on October 1, 2009 - 8:50am
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 4
Professional organizer Angela Cody-Roguet prides herself on “thinking outside the box.” When she tackled the home office of Chanda Hinton of Aurora, Colo., who uses a wheelchair, owns a service dog and has limited use of her hands, the challenge was finding affordable and accessible solutions that would allow Hinton to better utilize her space. 

Invitation-only meeting seeks applicants to help shape national disability policy; apply by Oct. 15

posted on September 10, 2009 - 1:53pm
People with disabilities have an opportunity in 2010 to help develop recommendations that will shape national disability policy and programs for the next decade. The National Summit on Disability Policy, sponsored by the National Council on Disability (NCD), will be held in Washington, D.C., from July 25-27. It’s a by-invitation-only meeting, and people who hope to participate must submit an...

U.S. Department of Labor updates its Web site for people with disabilities

posted on July 30, 2009 - 1:41pm
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has reorganized and renamed its Web site that provides information to assist people with disabilities. Target audiences for the site, www.disability.gov, include not only people with disabilities, but also their families, employers, caregivers, veterans, educators and anyone else seeking disability-related information. The site is broken down into 10 subject...
posted on April 1, 2009 - 3:41pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 2
The title of Greg Smith’s 2005 book “On a Roll” pretty well sums up the life experience of this 45-year-old, who’s not only an author but also a radio and television talk show host, sports commentator, popular public speaker and full-time single dad of three. “Reflections from America’s Wheelchair Dude with the Winning Attitude” is the book’s subtitle, and positive attitude indeed is the dominant...
posted on January 1, 2009 - 3:43pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 1
Ms. Wheelchair Michigan spreads message of self-advocacy and inclusion

Writing off caregiver expenses

posted on January 1, 2009 - 2:49pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 1
For people who find themselves spending significant sums for the services of caregivers/personal care assistants (PCAs), the good news is that some of those expenses may be recouped. The three primary areas to check out in this regard are child and dependent care expenses; unreimbursed business/employment expenses related to disability; and medical and dental expenses. Medical and dental expenses

Voc Rehab fuels the way to employment

posted on November 1, 2008 - 9:41am
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 6
Like a pit crew, vocational rehabilitation services (Voc Rehab or VR) help people with disabilities put the pedal to the metal and screech off toward their employment goals. Third-grade teacher Angela Wrigglesworth, who has type 2 spinal muscular atrophy, is a good example. She says her health, happiness and well-being are a direct result of VR’s help.