advocating in your community

posted on July 1, 2007 - 1:00pm
Three years ago, Brian Moore, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, prepared and presented a proposal on his local access TV station, urging the town of Holliston, Mass., to create a disability advisory committee. His idea caught on and now, Brian, 22, and his father, James have been appointed co-chairs of the newly formed group.
posted on November 1, 2006 - 11:53am
QUEST Vol. 13, No. 6
Third-grader Wesley McHugh couldn’t wait to see the new playground at his school in Mandeville, La., near New Orleans. His excitement quickly changed to disappointment when his electric wheelchair was unable to maneuver over the bark-covered surface. During recess, he sat on the sidelines and watched his classmates play. Wesley, who has nemaline myopathy, graciously accepted another barrier in...

Communities get into the swing so everybody can play!

posted on April 1, 1999 - 2:24pm
In 1994, Amy and Peter Barzach took their 3-year-old son, Daniel, to a playground in their town of West Hartford, Conn. While watching him frolic with other kids, run and climb on the equipment, they noticed a little girl sitting at the edge of the playground, as far as she could get in her wheelchair. Amy Barzach recalls the child's trembling chin and quiet tears.