Tech-savvy Girl Scouts designed and built an award-winning wheelchair backup camera for friends with SMA

posted on May 25, 2011 - 12:18pm
Ten-year-old Quinn Schnitzlein has been using a power chair since he was 3, so he’s a pretty good driver. But the boy from Marietta, Ga., who has spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), often bumped into things when he backed up. One day last year, Quinn and some friends were at a fast-food restaurant. “We were at different tables,” Quinn says, “and when I’d try to turn around to talk to them, I kept...

Looking through the chaff to find the wheat

posted on November 1, 2008 - 10:47am
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 6

Online Worlds Provide Places to Escape

posted on September 1, 2008 - 9:31am
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 5
Connie Davis is 43 years old, has myasthenia gravis (MG) and lives in Kirkwood, N.Y. Evan Fries, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), is 24 and hails from Charlotte, N.C. And Samuel Kahn is 25; he has Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD) and resides in San Diego, Calif.
posted on March 1, 2008 - 4:06pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 2
Once MDA summer camp is over, photos help campers hang on to their good memories until the next session rolls around. The MDA summer camp photo pages let campers and counselors post these special photos online, to share with camp friends everywhere. As you’ll see, many camps are represented – but many are not, because no one has sent us photos yet. To post your camp photos on the site, mail or e-...
posted on May 1, 2005 - 10:18am
Not everyone understands by Holly Holmes Teens in high school have no idea what goes into being in a wheelchair. I’ve heard them comment that they think it’s fun having people do things for you all the time — even if it’s not done exactly how you would like it.
posted on May 1, 2005 - 9:49am
At a recent MDA picnic in Shawnee Mission, Kan., Mary Millet looked around for her teenage son Patrick, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). She found him sitting away from the crowd, hanging out with a small group of teens. The normalcy of this event — teens gathering to talk and laugh privately — struck a familiar chord in Millet’s heart. She knew that teens don’t want to hang out with...
posted on March 1, 2005 - 11:26am
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that governs special education for the nation’s 6.5 million students with disabilities was updated by Congress last year and will take effect in July.