self-advocate

A woman with ALS finds that a little self-advocacy goes a long way

posted on July 1, 2011 - 11:48am
I live in Tempe, Ariz., a lovely suburb of Phoenix. Two years ago, when I determined that it was no longer safe for me to drive due to the progression of my ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), I began to look for alternatives to depending on my husband, Phil, to drive me.
posted on September 1, 2006 - 3:36pm
QUEST Vol. 13, No. 5
To the house next door — and beyond! In 2004, 4-year-old Colby Pretz, of Pacific, Wash., made his Halloweenrounds in Galactic Fashion as Buzz Lightyear. Unleash your inner wheelchair
posted on July 1, 2003 - 12:17pm
Mama might have taught you to be modest and retiring, but those qualities don't cut it when you're fighting the system. Successful advocacy demands that you believe you're entitled to have what you want, and that you squawk loudly enough to get it. But squawking is an art. Rude, angry squawking can lead straight to the chopping block. It takes finesse coupled with persistence — squawking in...