February 2011 Table of Contents
Is volunteer help really appropriate for all your needs? When is it safe to take advantage of a friend’s offered favor, and when is it wise to politely decline it while expressing your appreciation?
Bill Sturridge might be paralyzed, but he's rescued many sailors.
"It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up."
— Vince Lombardi, American football coach
Ensuring proper delivery of SCI/D healthcare depends on trained professionals coming together as an interdisciplinary team.
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For airline travelers, TSA screenings have pros and cons.
The new Congress is now in place and beginning to do business.
You Said It…
Readers comment on Veterans Day, PVA national service officer, accessible vehicles, the iBOT wheelchair, and VA’s Specially Adapted Housing program.
A growing body of data illustrates the value of a healing environment on our lives
New series offers accessible features for people with mobility issues.
Conversion company invites consumer input.
Tips on increasing living space in a toy hauler trailer.
Man’s best friend provides the power to move wheelchairs from behind.
Scientific presentations and posters cover every aspect of research to stop MS, restore function, and end the disease forever.
Around the House
© Charles Schwab, AIA, CAPS, CGP
Open plans works well for new universal-design (UD) homes. Various flooring surfaces define functional areas in such a plan. Furniture placement should allow wheelchair access.
Should you just hang it up after an injury and forget about having another person in your life? Forget about having sex?
© Julia Hollenbeck
How do people with cold intolerance cope?
This therapy may help anyone who has had a traumatic incident.
Symposium focuses on the impact of trauma and loss in the healing and recovery process.
This musician and harp technician wants to improve the healthcare system, his life and the lives of others.
How vets can obtain more than one type of sports chair from VA.
A new VA initiative aims to put researchers on the fast track toward promising therapies for spinal-cord injury (SCI).
Products help dispel negative stereotypes about disability and employment.
Voc Rehab office joins national network.
Database helps federal and private-sector employers find workers with disabilities.
Which schools are helping alumni who now have disabilities?
South Dakota Pheasant Hunts: Great Harvests
Fall outings are a hit for hunters with disabilities.
Meeting provides platform for sport scientists and experts in sport for athletes with disabilities.
Conference attendees benefit from sessions covering inclusion topics relevant to parks and recreation.
Senior veterans will compete in nation’s largest sporting event for their age bracket.
Rampvan XT conversion will be based at headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Resource offers selections for people who are paralyzed.
New Jersey facility offers advanced surgical treatments for paralysis.
PVA Chapter supports military families.
PVA urges ratification of Convention of Rights.
Stadium-style movie theaters must revisit accessible seating areas.
VA vows to reduce the time needed to obtain healthcare records from private citizens.
DVD set targets industry professionals
Resource is tailored to individual veterans.
Quad’s caregiver tells how she copes.
Activities and events around the world.
Products and services you can use.
What has happened to the wheelchair community of the old Guadalajara, Mexico?