Independence

Posted on Saturday, January 1, 2011 - 01:01, By: ALSN Staff
Using an alternative augmentative communication device, or AAC, is a wonderful way to keep talking when ALS tries to silence you.  But AAC usage is new to many potential conversation partners, and they may not know how to react. These tips, based on recommendations from AAC users, can be...
Posted on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 11:27, By: Kathy Wechsler
Online delivery services such as Peapod deliver groceries right to your home. Why go to them when they can come to you?
Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 11:27, By: Kathy Wechsler
The future is bright at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Healthcare Robotics Lab in Atlanta. Georgia Tech professor and health care robotics researcher Charles Kemp and his team of researchers are working on a project that one day will change the lives of people with disabilities by allowing...
Posted on Monday, September 1, 2008 - 09:16, By: Bill Norman
Some of the living costs associated with ALS have big price tags (power wheelchairs being a prime example), but many low-cost aids are available to make daily around-the-home activities easier for both caregivers and people with ALS. Ingress and egress

Making the house an accessible home

Posted on Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 11:22, By: Bill Norman
After remodeling (above), a wheelchair ramp ascends to a home’s threshold level.

iPals get connected via the World Wide Web

Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 17:00, By: Amy Madsen
To some, the Internet is a good time; to others it’s a time-waster. Some say it promotes isolation, while others point out that it lets them reach out and touch someone on the other side of the world.  Some praise its virtues; others decry its faults. Say what you will, but to people with...
Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 17:00, By: Bill Norman
Former Senator Bob Dole and David Jayne, who has ALS, pushed Congress to loosen Medicare homebound restrictions.

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