MDA/ALS Newsmagazine Vol. 12, No. 2

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People with ALS share personal experiences with life-enhancing devices
The production of assistive technology (AT) devices and vast technological advances, particularly in communication, have enabled people with ALS to enjoy greater independence, maintain relationships, and contribute to the workplace and the community. Here’s a look at how computer technology and...


It all started in October 2004, with severe pain in my lower back. Numerous doctors failed to pinpoint the problem. Finally, I went to the Cleveland Clinic, where several tests revealed I had an anterior horn cell lower motor neuron disease. A neurologist referred me to the Eleanor and Lou Gehrig MD...

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