Today's power wheelchair innovations put users in the driver's seat like never before
Lateral Tilt System from Motion Concepts
Dynamic Controls’ iPortal Mouse Mover + Accessibility
Aquila Corp.’s Airpulse PK2 wheelc
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AbleGamers Foundation is offering a grant for assistive gaming equipment for children; application deadline is Aug. 31, 2012
The AbleGamers Foundation (AFG) — a volunteer-run nonprofit organization dedicated to making video gaming more accessible for people with disabilities — has launched its 2012 Children’s Grant Program that will provide one piece of assistive technology (AT) gaming equipment to a child age 15 or younger who has a disability that makes playing digital games difficult.
As your child's needs change, so will his or her school experience
No matter what grade your child is about to enter this fall, you will have all the concerns of every parent — and a whole lot more because of your child’s neuromuscular disease. There are ways to make the transition to a new school year smoother — and MDA can help.
Before the school year starts, make an appointment to visit your child’s new teacher and scope out the school. Talk...
The right equipment makes it easier
The first hint that I was exhibiting symptoms of a muscular disorder came to me in 1997, when I began having problems rising from a church pew. I realized that I could no longer rise simply by grasping the back of the pew in front of me and pulling myself up. I decided my muscle weakness was simply a result of insufficient activity and advancing age, and that the problem could be overcome by...
Although it’s been a month since the close of the 2011 Telethon, the glow still lingers.
The brand-new, six-hour, prime-time event was a huge success, thanks to the dedication and hard work of thousands of MDA supporters across the country.
The faster pace of the shorter show — and the caliber of celebrity talent it showcased — were a joy to watch. Our dedicated MDA sponsors were superb and the...
Making an informed decision is the key to avoiding buyer's remorse
I have buyer’s remorse.
Like most people, my closet contains a few items I never should have bought.
A paper-thin broom skirt that was shredded by my wheelchair tires the first time I wore it. A bright red handbag that lacks a shoulder strap, forcing me to choose between clutching the accessory or holding onto my wheelchair every time I exit the ramp of my van.
Until now, the majority of my...