Are off-road vehicles safe for kids with neuromuscular diseases?
posted on March 1, 2007 - 11:35am
Kids who live in areas with paths, open fields, dirt roads, beaches, sand dunes or dry washes often want to join friends and family riding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). But is it safe for a kid with a muscle disease to operate an ATV?
Gardeners who have neuromuscular diseases may face some challenges in terms of carrying out physical tasks like preparing the soil and weeding, but many have found resourceful ways to put their green thumbs to good use.
The people-plant connection
Hank Bruce, a New Mexico-based writer, horticultural therapist and teacher, attests to the benefits of gardening for people with disabilities. “The...