September 2008 Table of Contents
The role of protecting and watching out for the well-being of others is not limited to medical or safety professionals. A "guardian angel" can be just about anyone.
New protections for passengers with disabilities are on the air-travel horizon!
Assistive technology devices can enable independence. But self-advocacy and -empowerment are necessary to take advantage of them. Using them is up to you!
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Also in this issue:
PVA President's Message
Time spent with PVA members provides biggest reward for PVA president.
Reasons & Remarks Redivivus
Topic is redundant, but healthcare is important to veterans of all ages.
Around the House
Providing some sweat-equity time, quadriplegic Minnesota resident selected for Habitat for Humanity home.
Power assist systems are profiled.
Mobility and More
Folding wheel reportedly can ease problem of limited storage space and difficulties of transport.
Market volatility swings can be especially disastrous for disabled and retired people.
The secondary conditions of aging and sleep disturbances can be especially problematic for the disabled population.
People in the News
Retired Navy SEAL recognized for 1972 attempt to rescue prisoners of war in Vietnam. Also: A look at the life of Jim Hayes, who was instrumental in the success of the National Veterans Wheelchair Games.
Results from the tenth annual New England PVA Regional Bass Trail Tournament.
Sports and Recreation
A look at trap tournaments around the country: Southeastern PVA's shoot in Georgia, Colonial PVA's event in Maryland, Vaughan PVA's competition in Illinois, and Wisconsin PVA's gathering near Green Bay.
Eligible veterans have access to wide range of vocational and educational counseling services.
Cal-Diego PVA president relates some of his first-hand frustrations with airline personnel and contractors employed by airports.
Preparation and response are key features of Web site that helps disabled people in hurricane-prone areas. Also: Assistance dogs for veterans with disabilities and opportunities in the IT field.
On the Hill
Department of Justice issues ADA standards rules. Also: Hearings held for legislation relating to healthcare co-payment standards.
Researchers now able to access free online data to advance their studies of spinal-cord diseases and disorders.
Mending the family unit following a traumatic spinal-cord injury is goal of guide.
Robert Fulton III proposes wheelchair events for listing in Guinness World Records.