Category Archives: Work & Career

Disclosing your disability

Whether you’re looking for a job or looking for love on the Internet, the question likely to arise is, “When do I disclose my disability?” There are several schools of thought including “Disclose right away!” or “It’s okay to wait” … Continue reading

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Starting a business with a disability

I have owned a Hawaii web development company since 2000 and have learned many lessons while running it. Prior to starting any new venture there are many uncertainties. Often these uncertainties are the reasons people don’t start their own thing. … Continue reading

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Tax Time

I have a job and pay taxes every year. One of the first questions after I start TurboTax is “Are you disabled?” Every year, I laugh because my answer to that question is not the answer that TurboTax or the … Continue reading

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Use anxiety as a motivator

We’ve all felt it before, that nervous feeling that seems to drop your brain down into the middle of your stomach. It can make you feel pukey, uncomfortable, sad, and generally preoccupied with your feelings. In dealing with muscular dystrophy, … Continue reading

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SSDI and Becker Muscular Dystrophy

One of the things that really bothers me is when someone who has the same physical ability as me is on Social Security Disability. It shouldn’t be this way. It’s not that I’m jealous someone else gets a check for … Continue reading

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Choosing the right job/career

If you have muscular dystrophy then you know you are going to have physical difficulty at some point so I suggest making sure that your career path is accessible! My undergraduate degree is in civil engineering and I was going … Continue reading

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