December 2010 Table of Contents
Depression is a real illness with real symptoms that can cause very real problems—in your health, at home, and at work.
Doctors who diagnosed Ralph Braun's muscular dystrophy handed him a death sentence. He could sit and wait for their prediction to come true—or use those words as fuel to prove it wrong.
PVA's 64th annual convention
A world past awaits everyone who can meet the criteria to board the vessels, including people who use wheels or have other disabilities.
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“Depression” is a loaded word.
Imagine learning of a diagnosis and feeling ashamed.
Information on how to spot depression, its causes, how to get help, treatments available, and much more.
The holiday season brings an increased awareness of the sacrifices made by the brave men and women serving our country so we can have a peaceful celebration here at home.
Some of the most historic battles in U.S. military history took place in Decembers, during the Christmas season.
- Airlines should give unused first-class seats to passengers who use wheelchairs.
- Toy hauler disclosed.
- PN's pages are hard to turn via mouthstick.
- Organizations assist disabled veterans.
Mount Vernon, the estate of America's first president, George Washington, is an accessible historical site.
Enticing vets with disabilities to try new activities, including surfing, kayaking, sailing, rock-wall climbing, and more.
A 16-night South Africa adventure package
A new set of requirements relating to hotel facilities as well as operations approved.
Experience the world’s spectacular—and famous—hiking trails.
Florida Gulf Coast PVA President and his Camaro
A popular healing modality has the potential to lessen physical symptoms and pain.
Learn to tap your troubles away.
The potential for natural disasters and manmade threats makes the Universal Design home "safe room" a wise investment.
Bureau of Labor Statistics releases comprehensive overview on the employment of people with disabilities.
Job Interviews After SCI
How to deal with discrimination in an interview.
Grant recipients awarded millions.
Opening the door to opportunity for many workers who are disabled remains a challenge.
Today’s tough job market means many people are stepping down the career ladder and taking any job they can get.
Funding for a National Technical Assistance, Policy and Research Center for Employers on Employment of People with Disabilities, at Cornell University announced.
Spasticity can be uncomfortable, even painful, and can interfere with walking, sexuality, and self-image.
Flu season is coming!
Get the answers to your Flu questions here.
The crew members have had to fight to get the full benefits
Innovative questionnaires specifically intended to help VA rating specialists properly evaluate and rate disabilities.
Many family caregivers do not have the benefit of good insurance, the discretionary funds to purchase outside services, or the blessing of friends willing and able to help out with personal care.
Tax planning may allow you to control the timing and method by which you report your income and claim your deductions and credits.
West Point Military Academy's Popolopen Lake is the site of the first "Salute to American Veterans" New York Region Paralyzed Veterans and Active military Team Bass Tournament.
34th annual National Wheelchair Softball Tournament
Who would reign?
The 14th National PVA Trapshoot Circuit wrapped up with the end-of-the-year tournament.
The first PVA/NWPA tour event was held in the Northeast.
The pins were flying during action at the Mountain States PVA Invitational Wheelchair Bowling Tournament.
A portable aluminum horse-mounting ramp
Schabort crushed the previous record by more than an hour.
An interactive video game
HUD offers housing assistance for non-elderly Americans with disabilities.
VA-guaranteed home loans continue to have the industry’s lowest rate for serious delinquency and foreclosures.
World Standards Day is celebrated on October 14
New collection unveiled.
It is now easier for veterans to obtain VA healthcare and disability compensation for certain diseases.
The groundbreaking for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial took place in Washington, D.C.
Events and activities in your backyard and across the country.
The entire staff of the Paralyzed Veterans of America wishes you a joyous holiday season.
Reporting incidents is necessary so DOT has a picture of the problem areas.