October 2007 Table of Contents
Accessible design benefits everyone—and the Barrier-Free America Award honors an inspiring new facility.
National Family Caregivers Month 2007 proclaims: Speak up for your rights!
When it comes to meeting the needs of veterans with SCI, PVA's new employment counseling center provides the missing link. Also: How do "employment supports" help build a strong, skilled work force?
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Also in this issue:
PVA President's Message
Newly re-elected PVA President Randy Pleva Sr. says that healthcare for the organization's members will remain the top priority.
Reasons & Remarks
Acting Editor Richard Hoover reflects on the life of long-time friend Cliff Crase.
Evidence surfaces indicating that fasting may prove beneficial for people with SCI.
Mobility and More
Soft Touch system reportedly works like cruise control.
Study underway to measure the level and quality of participation by people with SCI.
People in the News
Chicago's Alana Wallace is crowned Ms. Wheelchair America 2008.
Blogs are defined, and how you can find a blog of interest to you.
Experimental medical device helps restore function and makes impact on quality of life.
Around the House
Tips for cooking up successful projects in the kitchen while enjoying the experience at the same time.
Partnership of baseball with the Walk to Defeat ALS is a natural.
Driving and parking at your cruise port is gaining in popularity.
PVA NSOs rewarded with pride in knowing they can help.
Sports and Recreation
PVA Trapshoot Circuit closing in on final events; 92 entrants participate in Wisconsin shoot.
Anglers gather where Kentucky and Ohio rivers meet.
Development and commercialization rights granted for FES-based WalkAide System.
Fold-away shower shows versatility. Also: A drinking mug, a Mosaic cushion, an elevated toilet seat, and a tilting wheelchair are profiled.
TRICARE urged to stop blocking access to state-of-the-art mobility devices.