October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the 35th anniversary of the Air Carrier Access Act. PVA’s Veterans Career Program specializes in helping Veterans with significant disablities find meaningful employment, and our government relations department advocates tirelessly to make air travel safe and accessible for all. We recently had a chat with Jim Sinocchi, Managing […]
Paralyzed Veterans of America Blog
Interview with Jim Sinocchi: Making Work and Travel Accessible
Support the Justice for ALS Veterans Act
Proposed Legislation Would Extend Benefits to Families of Our Heroes Impacted by ALS
National Architecture Day
Patriot Day, September 11th – We Will Not Forget
On September 11th we honorably and solemnly pause to remember those who perished on that day in 2001; the first responders; the brave men and women who stepped into combat; and those who never returned.
National Airborne Day – Honoring ‘Infantrymen with Wings’
A German soldier in WWII wrote in his journal, “American parachutists…devils in baggy pants…are less than a hundred meters from my outpost. I can’t sleep at night; they pop up from nowhere and we never know how or when they will strike next. Seems like the black-hearted devils are everywhere…”
Protecting the ADA Remains a Top Focus for PVA
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. It is the most comprehensive disability rights legislation ever enacted. The ADA prohibits discrimination against a person with a disability in employment, public services, public accommodations, and telecommunications.