November 2012 Table of Contents
On Veterans Day, thousands of people will hear the plaintive echoes of taps. Taped versions of this music are becoming more common, but volunteers are ready and willing to play it live.
National Family Caregivers Month is a reminder that helpers often need help, too.
PVA Summit showcases plenty of promise to help improve the lives of people with spinal-cord injury/disease.
PVA prepares to redouble its efforts following the annual convention in New Orleans.
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Fatherhood is definitely possible for many men after spinal-cord injury.
3D technology isn't just for movies anymore. It's used to improve wheelchairs, too.
Clinical research study of wearable robotic device results in promising findings.
FDA approves drug for managing neuropathic pain associated with SCI.
Simple test could track progression of Lou Gehrig's disease.
Researchers identify chromosome region that influences the age at which a person develops Lou Gehrig's disease.
People with mobility limitations are now considered world travelers. Research and careful planning make their travel a positive experience.
Jerry Ryan proves a wheelchair doesn't have to put the brakes on life.
Robie Pierce feels right at home when out at sea.
Woman receives wheelchair-accessible home from the Fort Worth Habitat for Humanity program.
The rest of the story about Operation Commando Hunt, which began on Veterans Day in 1968.
If you can't speak and writing or typing emails is difficult, this email interface may help.
From 1950 to 1990, activists transformed how society views people with disabilities.
After spinal-cord injury, avid horsewoman Pamela Henline starts life again.
Work of fiction offers glimpse into world of disability.
Book offers ways to succeed at work, in school and in the community, despite disability.
Nick Scandone waged the battle of his life even as he sailed for Paralympic gold.
Video offers accessible transportation advice for the Seattle area.
Several U.S. vets make strong showings at the London Paralympic Games.
Pharmacy is only one common area for Paralympians Renee Tyree and Jennifer Poist.
Air rifle and pistol seminar in California features shooters from as far away as Maryland.
Center preparing youth with disabilities for employment receives funding.
Developers build tools to help improve employment opportunities and outcomes for people with disabilities.
Website incorporates free services to help people with disabilities prepare for the workplace and build their careers.
NOD receives grant to support disability employment initiatives.
No one knows when "their time" will come. So don't waste time feeling sorry for yourself or blaming others. Who says that because you are paralyzed you have to suffer?
Officer elections and chapter awards highlight PVA's annual convention, in New Orleans.
Good financial planning will help alleviate some of the stress and anxiety felt by parents of special-needs kids.
For Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses, the demand for using reverse auctions to compete for federal agency contracting opportunities continues to grow.
Grant will help people with disabilities stay independent and receive long-term services and supports.
Pittsburgh facility gets grant to help military vet students succeed in STEM programs.
Landmark court victory says New York City polling sites must be accessible.
What benefits, in addition to wheelchairs, are SCI veterans entitled to?