Paralyzed Veterans of America Blog

 

Happy 229th Birthday U.S. Coast Guard!

Posted by PVA Admin on Sunday August 4, 2019

Seven years ago, Coast Guard veteran and PVA member Kaleb Wilson took a $100 bet that changed his life.

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Choosing to Take Part in Clinical Research

Posted by PVA Admin on Monday December 10, 2018

Have you ever been asked to take part in a clinical trial or research study? Occasionally, Paralyzed Veterans of America will send out an email blast to its members and others about a new study. That does not mean we are conducting a study or are affiliated with one, often just that a researcher to […]

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Improvements in Air Travel Improvements for People with Disabilities

Posted by PVA Admin on Monday December 3, 2018

Changes to the air travel experience of people with disabilities are on the horizon following the signing of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018 in October. The FAA Reauthorization included several provisions explicitly targeted at improving the air travel process, including security screening, for passengers with disabilities. PVA worked with many stakeholders […]

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PVA Awards College Students with Scholarships

Posted by PVA Admin on Monday September 17, 2018

As the 2018-2019 academic school year gets underway, Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) is recognizing the 11 exceptional college students who will receive financial assistance through our Educational Scholarship Program. The program provides a $500 scholarship to each qualified part-time student, and a $1,000 scholarship to each qualified full-time student, with a total amount of […]

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How to Prepare and Respond When Natural Disasters Strike

Posted by PVA Admin on Thursday September 13, 2018

As powerful Hurricane Florence barrels toward the east coast of the US, and as much of the west coast deals with devastating forest fires, this is an opportune time to remind people with disabilities of the available resources and contacts available in their communities during emergencies like these. Seek help from your local/state disability coalition

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Protecting the ADA Remains a Top Focus for PVA

Posted by PVA Admin on Thursday July 19, 2018

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.

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VA MISSION Act Provides New Health Care Options for Vets

Posted by PVA Admin on Thursday May 31, 2018

On May 23, the United States Senate voted 92-5 for the VA MISSION Act. The bill is now headed to President Trump’s desk for signature. The House of Representatives passed the bill on May 16, by a vote of 347-70. This historic legislation will reform care in the community, assess VA’s infrastructure, and finally, correct […]

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How To Avoid VA Home Loans Scams

Posted by PVA Admin on Tuesday April 24, 2018

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have issued a “warning order” to both service members and veterans with VA home loans. This order went out in November 2017 and addresses the solicitation promises that are being made by some lenders.

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New Technology for Wheelchair Users

Posted by PVA Admin on Wednesday April 18, 2018

From assisting individual Veterans navigate health care choices, to organizing adaptive sports events, to advocating for all Veterans on Capitol Hill, Paralyzed Veterans of America is intimately involved in improving Veterans’ lives. But you may not realize that PVA funds research and development for the benefit of today’s Veterans, and the Veterans of the future. […]

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Sports and Rec Volunteers Give Back to Disabled Vets

Posted by PVA Admin on Tuesday April 17, 2018

Paralyzed Veterans of America’s sporting events are a major part of our organization. Our events keep our members active and engaged and help our members rejoin the community. We offer a broad range of events including indoor activities like bowling and bocce to outdoor activities like fishing and shooting. Giving our members quality programs ensures […]

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