August 2017

Vetting Potential Hires

By | August 1st, 2017|

After years of using services to hire personal care attendants — and having to work with whomever shows up — I’ve developed a system to vet potential PCA hires, help avoid toxic hires and find the best employees.

Paying for Home Access Modifications

By | August 1st, 2017|

I use a power wheelchair and had saved up money for the down payment on a mortgage. There will be several modifications needed to make this home accessible. One of the first places I turned for assistance was a government agency but was disappointed to learn that I have accumulated too much money and that my salary alone surpasses their limitation. Are there other resources available to people like me so that we can make access improvements or repairs?

Day of Rebirth

By | August 1st, 2017|

This month’s cover story is about the practice of commemorating the onset of paralysis — 10 stories of readers who celebrate the day that changed their lives forever. But soon after I finished writing the stories, I realized my own date, July 11, was upon me, and I had no plan for celebrating the 52nd anniversary of my plane crash.

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