making friends

Making it work

posted on May 1, 2007 - 4:56pm
We all know how valuable service dogs are to people with disabilities, but service dog training organizations often overlook the needs of one important subgroup: children.

Place your bets — it’s time to play

posted on March 1, 2007 - 10:27am
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 2
Dating. It’s a touchy subject — especially for people with disabilities. Which isn’t to say it should be avoided. Approached cautiously, with a strong sense of self-identity — yes. But never avoided. That way leads to living alone with 40 cats, all named Muffin. So, what can you do? Dating is a lot like playing poker. But instead of asking poker champ Phil Gordon for advice, here are some...

Parents often struggle to find the right way to help their shy child with a neuromuscular disease

posted on August 1, 2002 - 4:59pm
James — a hypothetical boy — is 14 and has Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). James has always been a little reserved around strangers, but over the past several years — especially since he lost the ability to feed himself — he has become increasingly resistant about going out in public, to the point that his mother practically has to beg him to go to a movie. He refuses to attend MDA summer camp...