November 2012 Table of Contents


A Bugler's Call

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.

Family Caregivers Matter!

National Family Caregivers Month is a reminder that helpers often need help, too.

Delivering Hope

PVA Summit showcases plenty of promise to help improve the lives of people with spinal-cord injury/disease.

Ready to Serve

PVA prepares to redouble its efforts following the annual convention in New Orleans.

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Infertility and SCI

Fatherhood is definitely possible for many men after spinal-cord injury.

Wheelchairs in 3D

3D technology isn't just for movies anymore. It's used to improve wheelchairs, too.

Early Results Good for Exoskeleton

Clinical research study of wearable robotic device results in promising findings.

Lyrica OK for SCI Pain

FDA approves drug for managing neuropathic pain associated with SCI.

ALS Blood Test?

Simple test could track progression of Lou Gehrig's disease.

Age of ALS

Researchers identify chromosome region that influences the age at which a person develops Lou Gehrig's disease.

Travel Smart

People with mobility limitations are now considered world travelers. Research and careful planning make their travel a positive experience.

A Soaring Mind

Jerry Ryan proves a wheelchair doesn't have to put the brakes on life.

Ahoy, Mates!

Robie Pierce feels right at home when out at sea.

Home Sweet Home

Woman receives wheelchair-accessible home from the Fort Worth Habitat for Humanity program.

A Veterans Day Story Gem

The rest of the story about Operation Commando Hunt, which began on Veterans Day in 1968.

Wave Your Hand to Get Email

If you can't speak and writing or typing emails is difficult, this email interface may help.

Disability Rights

From 1950 to 1990, activists transformed how society views people with disabilities.

A Book with a Message

After spinal-cord injury, avid horsewoman Pamela Henline starts life again.

Perceptive Thriller

Work of fiction offers glimpse into world of disability.

Comprehensive Resource

Book offers ways to succeed at work, in school and in the community, despite disability.

Battling ALS

Nick Scandone waged the battle of his life even as he sailed for Paralympic gold.

Getting There

Video offers accessible transportation advice for the Seattle area.

Veterans Medal at Paralympics

Several U.S. vets make strong showings at the London Paralympic Games.

Strong Ties

Pharmacy is only one common area for Paralympians Renee Tyree and Jennifer Poist.

Cal-Diego Air Guns

Air rifle and pistol seminar in California features shooters from as far away as Maryland.

Youth Grant

Center preparing youth with disabilities for employment receives funding.

App Winners

Developers build tools to help improve employment opportunities and outcomes for people with disabilities.

Get Hired

Website incorporates free services to help people with disabilities prepare for the workplace and build their careers.

Sam's Club Help

NOD receives grant to support disability employment initiatives.

Embrace the Holidays

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?

Leaders and Honors

Officer elections and chapter awards highlight PVA's annual convention, in New Orleans.

Planning for Special-Needs Children

Good financial planning will help alleviate some of the stress and anxiety felt by parents of special-needs kids.

Reverse Auctions

For Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses, the demand for using reverse auctions to compete for federal agency contracting opportunities continues to grow.

Maintaining Independence

Grant will help people with disabilities stay independent and receive long-term services and supports.

Education Grant

Pittsburgh facility gets grant to help military vet students succeed in STEM programs.

Voter Access

Landmark court victory says New York City polling sites must be accessible.

Navigating the Benefits Maze

What benefits, in addition to wheelchairs, are SCI veterans entitled to?

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