December 2011 Table of Contents
Treehouses created for people with special needs are accessible as well as award-winning.
Telehealth is expanding access to care for people with disabilities.
Connecting disabled veterans with golf and other adaptive sports enriches lives.
If your holiday gift to yourself is a formal cruise, here's some practical packing advice from an experienced traveler on wheels.
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Also in this issue:
New study looks at heart disease, a leading cause of death for this population.
Medication nonadherence is a big problem with family caregivers as well as people who have chronic conditions.
New technology helps veterans deal with the effects of cognitive disability.
Taking responsibility for ourselves results in the power to shape our lives.
ALS campaign adopts sunflower as symbol of hope.
Compliance date set for provisions governing hotel reservation policies.
Wheelchair users can enjoy Russia's treasures on an accessible tour.
Effort will ensure equal access to air transportation for all travelers.
Disability Employment Initiative grants support collaborative efforts.
Eligibility for disability benefits and veterans benefits differs.
Organizations that help improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities get financial boost.
Discussion urges creating and developing new opportunities.
An over-the-counter medication can be used for more severe pain.
Product helps users carry stuff on wheelchair's front tubing.
Device makes pushing wheelchairs easier.
Urology product provides a better alternative.
Voc Rehab Center helps vet gain employment.
PVA member is strong role model.
Disabled angler finds life is good in U.S.
Energy medicine concepts are at the core of numerous alternative disciplines.
New ideas help improve life.
VA launches outreach campaign to eliminate homelessness.
Disability conference will take place in Honolulu in March.
Kessler Foundation receives federal funding.
9-Ball Classic is final stop in billiards series.
New Hampshire event caps PVA Bass Tour season.
Claggett clinic and regatta scheduled for July.
Joint initiative will provide service-connected compensation to eligible vets within 60 days after separation from active duty.
Nothing can be more effective than one veteran helping another!
What I would like the VA SCI System to provide as holiday gifts to make our lives easier.
Action on the Hill will impact veterans and members of the disability community.