• Learning to listen to your body

    Learning to listen to your body

    Recently, Heather DeRosa, a new MDA Transitions blogger who is also a manifesting carrier of DMD, connected with me via e-mail. We were able to share our stories, which as it turns out, are very similar. It is wonderful to get to know someone who understands my struggles and who is living and prevailing every day! I look forward to a continued friendship with Heather. I wanted to mention this because it demonstrated the importance of the MDA Transitions blog page. When I first applied to be a blogger for this site one of my main goals was to connect with other carriers.
  • Uber Accused Of Disability Discrimination

    Uber Accused Of Disability Discrimination

    Advocates for the blind are accusing the rent-a-ride service Uber of discriminating against passengers with guide dogs, saying many Uber drivers refuse to take passengers with dogs and one locked a passenger’s service dog in the trunk. September 29, 2014
  • 5 Reasons Why Cruising is the Best Way to Travel in a Wheelchair

    5 Reasons Why Cruising is the Best Way to Travel in a Wheelchair

    I recently returned from an 8 day Caribbean cruise. During this cruise I visited some amazingly beautiful places such as Puerto Rico, Turks & Caicos, Virgin Islands and St. Maarten/St. Martin. As a wheelchair user, traveling can often be a bit of a headache. Especially when visiting five different countries. Can you even imagine the stress of trying to haul a wheelchair from country to country?! Well, it was actually rather easy for me because we cruised. This was my fifth cruise and I have gone on so many because it's just so easy and stress-free.
  • Are You Employable?

    Are You Employable?

    If the job search was only about matching skills with job requirements, many people would get hired on the spot! However, hiring a process based on what employers need; the more you know about their specific needs, the more employable you can become. By Disability.gov guest blogger Paula Reuben Vieillet, President and Founder, Employment Options, Inc. 9/25/2014