do-it-yourself

Five practical and affordable DIY tips to make your house more accessible

posted on July 14, 2015 - 3:12pm
From navigating tight bathroom spaces to working your way through a long hallway, homes can present many challenges when it comes to mobility and accessibility for those with neuromuscular disease.  Making large-scale modifications is always an option, but with the cost of renovations, it’s worth pursuing budget-friendly strategies first, says Amber Ward, occupational therapy coordinator at...
posted on November 1, 2005 - 10:03am
QUEST Vol. 12, No. 6
Austin Chuhak Vermontville, Mich.; age 10 spinal muscular atrophy (type 2) Austin Chuhak Austin’s father, Joseph, found a way for his son to enjoy a great hobby — driving remote-controlled cars.
posted on May 1, 2004 - 4:28pm
This is the second article in a series in which people with neuromuscular diseases tell how they've created low-cost, homemade devices to help with daily living. The first article ran in January. Do-it-yourself tips from Steve Pesto Madison, Ala.; age 42 amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Left to their own devices, some practical folks create low-cost gadgets to fit their needs

posted on January 1, 2004 - 10:59am
Paul McKee uses scraps of wood to make handles for digging tools people with disabilities can use. Below, is a piece he made for children to climb on. Turned the opposite way, it's a rocker.