Timothy Carey

Tim is creator and chief operator of the Website DisabilityVoice. He has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which has progressed to the point where he is on a ventilator 24/7 and unable to move except for his finger tips and slight neck movements. He has a two year degree in Computer Programming from UW Center Fox Valley in Menasha Wisconsin. He also has a four year B.A. in Math / Computer Science from Lawrence University in Appleton Wisconsin. Tim has a small business out of his home creating web sites called Golden Fire Computer Production. Tim is very active with DisabilityVoice and contacting legislators. He received an Abilities Award from Celebrating Abilities and a Lifetime Achievement Award for Wisconsin from the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Both awards were received in 2011. Tim is also active in a group Rockcliffe University and Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE) doing programming which connects website data to the various virtual worlds including, but not limited to Second Life.

Disabled Citizens Inc Needs Your Help

 Posted by on November 15, 2017 at 6:14 PM  Advocacy, Socialization
Nov 152017

Disabled Citizens Inc. (DCI) which operates in Appleton, Wisconsin and the Fox Valley area needs your help in the form of Board Members. This advocacy group has been operating for over five decades and has been involved in many improvements in the lives of people with disabilities. Examples of these issues are transportation, curb cut outs, and handicap parking & fines. DCI also gives money back to various organizations. DCI provides opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in activities such as going to minor league baseball and football games, and their yearly Holiday Party.
Disabled Citizens Inc might have to close operation if they cannot find some Board Members. DCI is in need of 4 Board Member positions including President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. If you feel you might be appropriate for one of these positions, please come to the next DCI meeting. If you think someone else might be a good Board Member for one of these positions, encourage them to come to the next DCI meeting.  DCI to do so much more with your help.

The Next DCI Meeting: 
November 27, 6:30 PM
Brewster Village
3300 W Brewster St.
Appleton, WI 54914


Appleton Full-Size Wheelchair Van Sale

 Posted by on August 25, 2017 at 9:00 AM  Disability Blogs, Inspire
Aug 252017

Kimberly, a resident of Appleton, WI, is selling a wheelchair van. This is not a minivan. This white E150 excursion van is a 2003 and has 48,000 miles on it. It includes TV, VCR, and DVD player. The van is equipped with the millennium series wheelchair lift. The asking prices $11,5000. Contact Kimberly at 920-213-5320

Publication: DisabilityVoice Date: 08-25-2017

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Truth, Lies and Tracheostomies

 Posted by on February 11, 2017 at 6:30 PM  Awareness, Care
Feb 112017

When neuromuscular disease weakens the muscles used for breathing, many people benefit greatly from noninvasive ventilation (NIV), which can add years of breathing support.

But when a tracheostomy and ventilator are suggested for better breathing, some people see NIV as “enough” and a trach and vent as somehow “too much.”

When a person’s overall quality of life is no longer acceptable, that’s certainly a valid choice. But a trach and vent shouldn’t be ruled out if quality of life problems are due in large part to respiratory problems.

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Author: Diane Huberty Publication: MDA Quest Magazine Date: 06-30-2007

Jan 272017

The Able Act allows many people with disabilities to save money for unexpected or needed items that make their lives better. Items must be from an approved Category. For instance, assistive technology and transportation are two categories, but there are more categories. l People with disabilities can sign on to able act programs from out of their state where available. This Webinar will talk about the 4 newest states to start Able Act Programs KY, MI, OR, and VA.


January 31, 2017

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

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Your Hope for 2017

 Posted by on December 27, 2016 at 5:57 PM  Inspire
Dec 272016

My intention with this article was to be a continuation of contributor Jason Hubal’s hope articles after his passing, but this year there was a seeming lack of interest. Jason passed away earlier this year. My hope for 2017 is for DisabilityVoice to help more people with disabilities and for DisabilityVoice website to grow in usability & number of users. If you missed the deadline for giving your hope, there is still time to give your hope for an article in the new year. Check out the inspirational quote for December 2016 at the end of this newsletter for some inspiration. People who don’t necessarily have a disability, but know people with disabilities are also invited to give your hope or inspiration. The new deadline is Thursday, January 19, 2017.