May 2002 Table of Contents


Fall in Love With Florence

Whether your passion is fine art, history, shopping, religion, medieval towers, renaissance palaces, authentic Italian food, or world-renowned museums, you will love this charming—and surprisingly accessible—city.

Receive, Retool, ReBoot

An Atlanta paraplegic leads a successful effort to give away recycled computers to people with disabilities.

Warriors & Winners

From their miracle on ice to their mountain magicTeam USA made their country proud at the Winter Paralympics.

Time Well Spent

Visit the Paralyzed Veterans of America's Web site ( for a report on PVA's Advocacy & Legislation Seminar in Washington, D.C.—an effective force for shaping public policy and protecting the interests of people with disabilities. (Or order the May 2002 issue of PN/Paraplegia News to read Blake and Uchic's article.)

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Also in this issue:

Reasons & Remarks:

PN Editor Cliff Crase reflects on the Winter Paralympics' humble origins.

Healing Options:

A new laserpuncture clinic for treating SCI and other disabilities opens in France.

Money Talks:

We all have financial dreams. Here's how to make them come true!

Sexuality & SCI:

The year 2002 promises to be an exciting one in the sexual arena when the second-generation "Viagras" make their debut.

Travel Tips:

How to charge your wheelchair or scooter battery while traveling overseas.

On the Job:

Pointers on what you can do to enhance your job opportunities and what state agency is there to help you, and an update on a Supreme Court decision on workplace disputes.

Computer Corner:

Four tips to help you get the most from your speech-recognition software.

Mobility & More:

How to find your center of gravity, what's on the wheelchair-technology horizon, and where to call if you want to participate in a research study.

Research & Education:

A foundation celebrates 25 years and more than $30 million in grants for basic science, clinical, and technological research of SCI/D.

Diagnosis: MS:

New forms of imaging and new ways of analyzing the results provide amazing details about how MS progresses and how treatments affect the disease.

Living Well:

What is hepatitis C? Are you at risk? And what can you do to treat it?

People in the News:

An author with diverse interests, and a man who like to share his knowledge with his community.

News Beat:

A disability advocate dies, seminary doors open, artists express freedom, a nation is called to "be prepared," and an enabling Web site launches.

Sports & Recreation:

Reports on a St. Thomas dive program, the upcoming Veterans Games, summer programs for kids and adults with disabilities, and a group that's working hard to make the great outdoors accessible to all.

And Finally:

Equal opportunity is everyone's right—isn't it?

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