Housing

posted on May 1, 2008 - 9:52am
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 3
After Hurricane Katrina sent two pine trees crashing through our home, friends said, “It could have been worse.” And they were right. We could have lost our entire home. Jim, my husband, could have been unemployed. Weston, my son, could have spent his entire freshman year attending high school in Texas.
posted on September 1, 2003 - 3:08pm
The kitchen is the heart of the home. Whether preparing elaborate holiday meals, huddling over homework, reading the morning paper or chatting with friends, people usually make the kitchen the busiest room in the house. Kitchens for everyone are universal
posted on May 1, 2003 - 9:57am
"To sleep? perchance to dream! Ay, there's the rub." — William Shakespeare Hamlet, III:1 (1601) It's entirely possible that Shakespeare wrote these words while fighting a bout of insomnia. But even if they were written during the day it's obvious that, more than 400 years ago, the Bard understood the importance of getting a good night's sleep.

A college freshman in a power chair is the first in her school’s history to go through sorority ‘rush’

posted on December 10, 2009 - 6:16pm
On one of her first days at the University of Missouri, freshman Gabriella Garbero achieved campus-wide notoriety when her father Matt passed out in her dormitory. He wasn’t impaired -- other than being dehydrated and not having eaten for most of the day, and having diabetes, which he found out about from that experience. The stress of helping his daughter get settled into college life probably...
posted on September 1, 2008 - 11:50am
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 5
When Andy and Becky Donohoe decided to purchase a house after renting for 20 years, they knew they wanted to remain in Berkeley, Calif., because of the many services the community offered for people with disabilities.

Funds from the Affordable Care Act are now available in most states to help people move out of, or avoid, institutional care

posted on May 6, 2011 - 3:38pm
The federal government is moving ahead with plans to expand access to home and community based services for individuals who receive Medicare and Medicaid benefits. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced in April that $3.7 billion in federal funds will be made available to implement the Community First Choice Option, a provision of the new health care law (the Affordable Care Act) which...

Also included, a section on income tax deductions

posted on January 1, 2012 - 12:22pm
QUEST Vol. 19, No. 1
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Getting on the level

posted on April 9, 2012 - 12:04pm
QUEST Vol. 19, No. 2
Whether facing a 2-inch-high curb or a 3-foot-tall porch, the results for a person in a wheelchair can be exactly the same: no passage. The way around both these barriers is, of course, a wheelchair ramp, though they will be decidedly different. The first might be a portable, foldable aluminum device, while the second might be a large, permanent structure made of concrete or galvanized steel....

For many young adults with neuromuscular disease, the challenges and rewards of college offer a steppingstone to greater independence

posted on July 14, 2015 - 3:23pm
Quest Summer 2015
“I was already signed up for Duke, and was wait-listed for Yale, but waiting for Harvard. When I opened the Harvard letter, I got the shock of my life, and that was it!” says 17-year-old Caroline Zheng on being accepted to her dream school, Harvard, where she’ll start classes in the fall.

A state rehabilitation program remodeled my bathroom — and my life

posted on March 31, 2011 - 11:44am
QUEST Vol. 18, No. 2
I never thought I would be so excited about getting a new toilet, sink and shower. But my new fully wheelchair-accessible bathroom has made such a difference in my life, my attitude and my outlook that I can truly say this makeover has been a life-changing event. More than 10 years ago, I received a diagnosis of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease). Over the years, I’ve...