March 2009 Table of Contents
Enjoy awesome Alaska.
From a morphing handcycle and tactile visual substitution device to an actively powered ankle-foot prosthetic, users and scientists are sharing ideas that shift the paradigm of possibility and bring the seemingly impossible to reality.
Veterans groups push for real VA healthcare funding reform.
Research programs in China and other countries are working to develop safe and effective approaches to restoring function.
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Also in this issue:
PVA President's Message
Advocacy/Legislation Training Seminar is important in bringing to the forefront the topic of veterans and their rights.
Reasons & Remarks Redivivus
Fellow vets can benefit from what we in the SCI community have learned over the years.
Researchers are looking at aspects of lifestyle that can interact with genes to cause or contribute to ALS.
Reach out to those around you if you need help in providing caregiving assistance to your loved one.
Tips and Tools for Growing Older with a Disability
Changes in function and secondary health problems threaten a disabled person's ability to remain as independent as possible.
People in the News
Paralympic gold medalist Nick Scandone loses battle with ALS. Also: Marty Ball is among this year's inductees in Spinal Cord Injury Hall of Fame.
Remodeling for Access
Remodeled Maryland home illustrates an array of accessible features.
Federal and state regulations are constantly changing relative to trusts and Medicaid eligibility.
Military discharge status, length of service, whether you have a service-connected disability, and income level all affect co-pay requirements.
A Closer Look
Jack Tumidajski's book relates experiences of paras and quads in Mexico.
Sports and Recreation
Fencing organization is looking for disabled people to participate in their sport. Also: News from Disabled Sports USA and the Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project.
On the Job
ODEP survey reveals that once an employer hires an employee with a disability, it is much more likely that employer with hire others with disabilities.
Just for Women
Women with physical limitations or disabilities may be more than twice as likely to experience depression as other women, and they often do not receive treatment for it.
Dennis Francesconi, who taught himself—and mastered—painting with his mouth, is honored in California.
An applicator with a 23-inch-long handle and a front-load power wheelchair are featured.
Book provides a framework for the courts and society to consider what programs or policies are more likely to lead to substantive equality for people with disabilities.
Victoria Page: "The more assertive I became, the more people listened."