April 2007 Table of Contents


Projects With Promise

The PVA Research Foundation recently awarded grants of more than $1.6 million for studies that may ultimately improve the lives of people with SCI/D.

Yoga & SCI

When adapted to the needs of people with physical disabilities—and with appropriate assistance—yoga can be a valuable healing tool.

Legal Tools
You Can Use

Nothing in life is certain except death and taxes. But, with a little bit of planning, you can take some of the "sting" out of each.

No Guessing Game

Thanks to painstaking work by professionals, a carefully crafted document provides a blueprint for funding vital Department of Veterans Affairs programs.

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Also in this issue:

PVA President's Message

Our children are our future; they need to hear the truth.

Reasons & Remarks

Former PVA president "sat tall" in leading our organization during its years of substantial growth.

Travel Tips

New columnist will be your guide for accessible travel.

Living Well

People with disabilities are at a much higher risk for misusing alcohol and drugs than the general population.

Mobility and More

Versatile vehicle said to accommodate passengers of all ages and abilities.

Access Through Architecture

Plan presented for making a small bathroom accessible.

On The Job

Vets with disabilities can get paid to train from home and work from home.

People in the News

Founder of home healthcare products and services company (and an advocate for the disabled) passes away. Also: Ms. Wheelchair America is profiled.


After four unsuccessful seasons, Ohio hunter finally bags woodcock.

Sports and Recreation

Portable bowling ramp is available for wheelchair users.

A Closer Look

Resolutions passed at Midwinter Board Meeting are summarized.

Veteran Advisor

Co-payments may be charged for home care visits "if applicable."

Research Update

VA researchers across the country contribute to healthcare knowledge that has implications for everyone.

Fish Tales

Anglers gather in South Dakota for winter fishing derby.


David Fowler appointed to Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities.


Spotlighted new products include an exercise chair, a nonadjustable cushion, wheelchair-hub locks, a door switch, a wheelchair drive, assistive devices, and a driving and braking aid.

And Finally...

Some of the events planned for PVA Awareness Week.

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