July 26, 1990, the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law, opening up opportunity, participation and economic self-sufficiency for persons with disabilities – and fulfilling a goal Paralyzed Veterans of America had fought tirelessly for since its inception in 1946.

“In the mid-1960s, Paralyzed Veterans of America established offices in Washington, D.C., recognizing the total absence of requirements for accessibility for just about everything,” said Doug Vollmer, former government relations director for Paralyzed Veterans of America, who retired in 2014 after 35 years of service.

That recognition furthered Paralyzed Veterans of America’s legacy of advocacy that ultimately paved the way for “early wins” leading up to passage of the ADA in 1990, Vollmer said. Among those early accomplishments were the enactment of the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968, which required accessibility at all federal government facilities, and the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, which mandated that construction of any facility receiving federal moneys be accessible to people with disabilities. The Rehabilitation Act became the basis for Paralyzed Veterans of America’s successful effort to ensure all stations in Washington, D.C.’s Metro system were accessible.

In the mid-1980s, following an unsuccessful lawsuit against the Civil Aeronautics Board, Paralyzed Veterans of America began pushing for the 1986 Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), which set the standard for nondiscrimination in air travel. That legislation had a ripple effect, as Paralyzed Veterans’ leadership on the ACAA opened up the conversation among disability rights groups about the need for a broad disability rights law.

“While we were pushing for the passage of the ACAA, other disability groups began to join with us to voice their problems,” Vollmer said. “That law was only for air travel, but what it did was coalesce a whole raft of disability groups to recognize that there was more work to be done and we all needed to work together.”

By 1989, a broad coalition of disability groups including Paralyzed Veterans of America came to a consensus on what was needed: a broad law that included all disabilities and looked not just at the built environment but areas of employment, telecommunications, transportation and public accommodations.

Thus, the ADA was born. Sponsored by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, the landmark civil rights law prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability and promotes equal opportunity and participation for all people with disabilities. Following the tireless work of Paralyzed Veterans of America and other disability groups, the ADA gained nearly unanimous support in both houses of Congress and was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990.

“The impact of the ADA has been national in scope and has really brought people out of their homes and back into mainstream society,” said Fred Cowell, former executive director of Paralyzed Veterans of America. “Things like accessible entrances, employment, and the whole realm of transportation have finally given people with disabilities a bite of the American apple. It has enabled them to be full players in our society rather than people who had to receive benefits just to survive.”

Aside from the role in air travel accessibility that ultimately helped put the ADA in motion, Paralyzed Veterans of America was particularly instrumental in crafting portions of the ADA that addressed the needs of individuals with mobility impairments, namely those who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices, Vollmer said.

Following the ADA’s enactment, Paralyzed Veterans of America has been inextricably involved in ensuring the law’s implementation. Focusing its advocacy on the four major thrusts of the law – employment, transportation, public accommodation and telecommunications, Paralyzed Veterans has focused its advocacy on the congressional committees with jurisdiction over those issues in an effort to ensure accessibility issues were not forgotten, Cowell said.

“We were so focused on the ADA because it was so important,” Cowell said. “Paralyzed Veterans of America was smart enough to realize that while the ADA wasn’t a veterans’ issue per se, it had broad impact for our members.”

That laser focus on the ADA and ensuring disabled veterans and all people with disabilities have equal opportunities and access is a legacy of Paralyzed Veterans of America that will continue well into the future as we seek to remedy areas where the ADA continues to fall short, namely in enforcement, architecture and transportation.

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Paralyzed Veterans of America Urges Protection of ADA on 28th Anniversary of Landmark Legislation
July 26, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Dana Kauffman 202-416-7608, danak@pva.org WASHINGTON, DC —  As the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) reaches its
July 25, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Dana Kauffman 202-416-7608, danak@pva.org WASHINGTON, DC — Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) released the following statement today from
July 25, 2018
Post Date:July 25, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT: Dana Kauffman 202-416-7608, danak@pva.org WASHINGTON, DC — Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) released the
Disabled Veterans, Military and Business Leaders Tee Off to Raise Funds for Veterans Employment Program
June 19, 2018
MEDIA CONTACTS:  Dana Kauffman 202-416-7608, danak@pva.org Lani Poblete 202-416-7736, lanip@pva.org WASHINGTON, DC—Paralyzed veterans, their caregivers and families, business leaders,
PVA Chapters from Across the Country to Gather in Minneapolis for 72nd Annual Convention
May 17, 2018
Paralyzed Veterans of America Chapters from Across the Country to Gather in Minneapolis for 72nd
Paralyzed Veterans of America Honors San Antonio-based Luna Middleman Architects with 2018 Barrier-Free America Award
May 3, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC— 5/3/18 Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) has awarded its 2018 Barrier-Free America Award to
Paralyzed Veterans of America Applauds House Introduction of VA MISSION Act
May 3, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC — 5/3/18 Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) strongly supports H.R. 5674, the VA MISSION
Paralyzed Veterans of America Responds to House Passage of Long-Term FAA Reauthorization Bill
May 2, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC — 5/2/18 Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) issued the following statement today in response
PVA Awareness Month Recognizes Veterans Living With Spinal Cord Injury and Disease
April 6, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC 4/6/18—This April, during PVA Awareness Month, Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) will celebrate
Paralyzed Veterans of America Responds to Removal of VA Secretary
March 28, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC 3/28/18 — Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) released the following statement today from
Paralyzed Veterans of America Responds to Omnibus Spending Bill
March 19, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC— 3/19/18 Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) released the following statement today from its Executive
Paralyzed Veterans of America Responds to Omnibus Spending Bill
March 19, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC— 3/19/18 Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) released the following statement today from its Executive
Paralyzed Veterans of America Announces New Partnership with SteelShad Fishing Company
March 16, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC 3/16/18 —Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) is proud to announce its new partnership
Paralyzed Veterans of America Responds to OIG Report Regarding Problems at DC VA Medical Center
March 8, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC 3/8/18 —Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) released the following statement today from its
Paralyzed Veterans of America Honors Senator Johnny Isakson with 2018 Gordon H. Mansfield Congressional Leadership Award
March 8, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC 3/8/18 —Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) today presented Sen. Johnny Isakson, Chairman of
Paralyzed Veterans of America Responds to Findings of VA OIG Report
February 20, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC 2/20/18—Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) issued the following statement today from its executive
Leading veterans groups commend President’s VA budget submission, highlighting critical boosts for health care, construction and IT funding
February 16, 2018
WASHINGTON 2/16/18 — The nation’s top three veterans service organization have released their latest edition
Paralyzed Veterans of America Deeply Disappointed in House Passage of H.R. 620
February 16, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC 2/16/18 — Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) issued the following statement today in
Paralyzed Veterans’ Executive Director Honored by HillVets
February 12, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC 2/12/18—Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) is proud to announce that its Executive Director, Carl
Paralyzed Veterans of America Announces First Annual Quad Rugby Invitational
February 6, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. 2/6/18 – Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans), today announced its groundbreaking Quad Rugby Invitational,
Paralyzed Veterans of America Names Executive Director
February 1, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC 2/1/18 — Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) today announced that its President and Executive
Trending Top Headlines
January 10, 2018
TRENDING HEADLINES  Paralyzed Veterans is committed to sharing relevant and timely news and information that matters
Paralyzed Veterans of America Voices Expectations of President-Elect Trump’s Selection for VA Secret
January 4, 2018
VA Undersecretary of Health Dr. David Shulkin to head up Department of Veterans Affairs Washington,
Penske Automotive Group Donates More Than $1 Million to Paralyzed Veterans of America
January 2, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. 2/1/18 — Penske Automotive Group and their customers raised over $1 million for
January 1, 2018
January 1, 2018
The Department of Veterans Affairs and Paralyzed Veterans of America Recognize Top-Level Sponsors of the 38th National Veterans Wheelchair Games
January 1, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Lani Poblette 202-733-7838, lanip@pva.org,  Dana Kauffman 202-416-7608, danak@pva.org  WASHINGTON, DC —  The National Veterans Wheelchair
The Department of Veterans Affairs and Paralyzed Veterans of America Recognize Sustaining Host and
January 1, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Lani Poblette 202-733-7838, lanip@pva.org WASHINGTON, DC —  The National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG)
Paralyzed Veterans of America Sues Department of Transportation For Unlawful Delay of Rule Intended to Make Airline Restrooms Accessible for Travelers With Disabilities
January 1, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Charisma Troiano 202-701-1781, ctroiano@democracyforward.org DENVER, CO —  Today, on behalf of Paralyzed Veterans of
January 1, 2018
The Department of Veterans Affairs has not maintained its capacity to provide for the unique
115th Congress, First Session Priorities
January 1, 2018
On behalf of Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans), we offer an outline of the
NO GREATER LOVE, A Film Directed by an Active Duty Soldier
January 1, 2018
Army Chaplain Justin Roberts took a camera with him when he deployed to Afghanistan. What
Paralyzed veterans from across the country gather in Denver area to further their mission
January 1, 2018
Annual Convention brings together leaders and members of “Big 6” veterans group, Paralyzed Veterans of
Paralyzed Veterans of America Urges Protection of VA Specialized Services, CARF Standards in Private Healthcare, Enforcement of VA Staffing Capacity Requirements
January 1, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—Today Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) National President Al Kovach, Jr. testified before the Senate
Paralyzed Veterans of America Looks to the Future with Confirmation of Dr. David Shulkin as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs
January 1, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) National President Al Kovach, Jr. today released this
Paralyzed Veterans of America Looks to the Future with Confirmation of Dr. David Shulkin as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs
January 1, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) National President Al Kovach, Jr. today released this
Paralyzed Veterans of America Voices Expectations of President-Elect Trump’s Selection for VA Secretary
January 1, 2018
VA Undersecretary of Health Dr. David Shulkin to head up Department of Veterans Affairs Washington,
Paralyzed Veterans of America Urges Protection of VA Specialized Services, CARF Standards in Private Healthcare, Enforcement of VA Staffing Capacity Requirements
January 1, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—Today Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) National President Al Kovach, Jr. testified before the Senate
Paralyzed Veterans of America Urges Protection of VA Specialized Care and Expansion of Caregiver Support Services to Veterans of All Eras
January 1, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC—Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) National President, David Zurfluh, presented the organization’s top
Paralyzed Veterans of America Urges Protection of ADA on 28th Anniversary of Landmark Legislation
January 1, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Dana Kauffman 202-416-7608, danak@pva.org WASHINGTON, DC —  As the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) reaches its
January 1, 2018
Scholarship Program
January 1, 2018
Purpose Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) is proud to offer assistance to Paralyzed Veterans’
Paralyzed Veterans of America’s PAVE Program to Benefit from Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation Campaign
January 1, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Dana Kauffman 202-416-7608, danak@pva.org WASHINGTON, DC — NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski today announced his Checkered Flag
PVA Responds to President Trump’s Nomination of Robert Wilkie as VA Secretary
January 1, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC — Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) released the following statement today from its Executive Director, Carl
Paralyzed Veterans of America Applauds House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Passage of VA MISSION Act
January 1, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC — Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) released the following statement today from its Executive
Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Suit to Protect Rights of Disabled Air Travelers Progresses in Court Today
January 1, 2018
MEDIA CONTACTS: Charisma Troiano 202-701-1781, ctroiano@democracyforward.org, Lani Poblete 202-733-7838, LaniP@pva.org Washington, DC— Today, on behalf of Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA),
Paralyzed Veterans of America Mourns the Loss of Decorated War Hero and Veterans and Disability Rights Champion Senator John McCain
January 1, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Lani Poblette 202-733-7838, LaniP@pva.org WASHINGTON, DC—Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) today issued the following statement from its
Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Month
January 1, 2018
Join us this April as we celebrate PVA Awareness month. Throughout the month, we will share stories of
Show How Much You #LOVEOURVETERANS
January 1, 2018
Many of us celebrate Valentine’s Day with the people we love. It can also be
January 1, 2018
TEAM REVOLUTION IS RACING TO EMPOWER VETERANS. Team REVolution (Racing to Empower Veterans) is Paralyzed Veterans
January 1, 2018
Recommended Accessibility Resources ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines International
January 1, 2018
In 1921, an unknown World War I American soldier was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
January 1, 2018
Spinal stenosis occurs when an overgrowth of bone or tissue narrows the spaces in an
January 1, 2018
National Vietnam War Veterans Day – Quick Facts National Vietnam War Veterans Day recognizes veterans
Weis Markets: Heart for the Brave
January 1, 2018
Weis Markets has proudly teamed up with Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Mission: ABLE campaign. This
January 1, 2018
Paralyzed Veterans of America understands what it takes to stay in the game. To adapt
January 1, 2018
General Resources Accessibility and Mobility Accessible Housing Resources Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Caregivers Employment Resources
January 1, 2018
Paralyzed Veterans of America proudly announces the winners of its 13th annual Veterans Day Poster
January 1, 2018
The VA’s Veteran Monthly Assistance Allowance (VMAA) program is a rehabilitative benefit and is applicable
January 1, 2018
For too many in media and government who talk about bolstering accountability in the Department
January 1, 2018
According to the Social Security Administration, there are about 9.4 million military veterans receiving Social
TRAVEL TIPS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
January 1, 2018
TIPS FOR AIR TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES New government research shows one out of seven Americans
The Importance of a Thank You Note After the Job Interview
January 1, 2018
Let’s go with statistics: A recent CareerBuilder survey showed that 22 percent of employers are less
Summit in the News
January 1, 2018
Federal and local Veterans Affairs officials and health care providers attending the Paralyzed Veterans of
STAFF EXPERTS & ADVOCATES
January 1, 2018
MISSION Paralyzed Veterans of America is the only Congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely
January 1, 2018
Most Paralyzed Veterans of America members qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance [SSDI]. Consequently, Paralyzed
January 1, 2018
Shooting Sports Rules
January 1, 2018
Shooting Sports
January 1, 2018
Service Dogs Helping Disabled Veterans by Providing a Better Quality of Life
January 1, 2018
Under the ADA, a service dog is defined as a dog that has been individually
Scholarship Program
January 1, 2018
Purpose Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) is proud to offer assistance to Paralyzed Veterans’
Rules & Eligibility Guidelines
January 1, 2018
2018 National Veterans Day Poster & Poem Contest Sponsored by Paralyzed Veterans of America Contest
January 1, 2018
Speaking as a panelist during the US Chamber of Commerce Caregiver Networking Reception on July
Racing & Fitness
January 1, 2018
January 1, 2018
PAVE Questions & Answers: When to Disclose Your Disability
January 1, 2018
When to disclose your disability: There is no “right” time or place to disclose your
January 1, 2018
Paralyzed Veterans of America supports numerous efforts in the field. For example, at the Center for
Paralyzed Veterans of America Responds to VA Announcement of Acting Secretary and Retirement of Deputy Secretary
January 1, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Lani Poblete 202-416-7736, lanip@pva.org Washington, DC—Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) released the following statement from its Executive
Paralyzed Veterans of America Partners with Food City, Richard Petty, and Coke to Benefit MISSION: ABLE
January 1, 2018
MEDIA CONTACTS: Dana Kauffman 202-416-7608, danak@pva.org WASHINGTON, DC – On July 4th, Paralyzed Veterans of America
Paralyzed Veterans of America Meets With President Trump, VA Secretary Shulkin and Fellow VSOs to Review Top Priorities for America’s Veterans
January 1, 2018
Sherman GIllums, Jr. issued the following statement: “Paralyzed Veteran of America was gratified to participate
Paralyzed Veterans of America Joins Presidential Inaugural Parade
January 1, 2018
Organization to participate in military honor of President-elect Trump WASHINGTON, DC—Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed
Paralyzed Veterans of America Elects Leadership for 2018-2019 Term
January 1, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Lani Poblete 202-416-7736, lanip@pva.org Washington, DC—Paralyzed Veterans of America today announced that David Zurfluh, an Air
Paralyzed Veterans of America Contribute to Vikings’ Super Bowl Stadium Accessibility Redesign
January 1, 2018
The Minnesota Vikings NFL team will be hosting this year’s Super Bowl in a 65,400-seat
Paralyzed Veterans of America Commends President Trump for Signing VA MISSION Act
January 1, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Dana Kauffman 202-416-7608, danak@pva.org WASHINGTON, DC — Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) issued the following statement from its
Paralyzed Veterans of America Applauds House Passage of VA MISSION Act
January 1, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC — Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) issued the following statement today from its Executive Director, Carl
Paralyzed Veterans of America Applauds Final Passage of VA MISSION Act
January 1, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC — Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) issued the following statement from its President, David Zurfluh, in
Paralyzed Veterans’ Member Stories
January 1, 2018
Member Stories ​Despite progress, too many travelers with disabilities continue to encounter significant barriers in
Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open
January 1, 2018
Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open (PVGO) Join us at the 11th annual Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open
Paralyzed Veterans Disaster Relief Fund
January 1, 2018
Paralyzed Veterans members who suffer demonstrable losses after a natural disaster, can file for financial assistance
January 1, 2018
January 1, 2018
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease
Online Career Fair Success
January 1, 2018
Looking for work online is routine these days and what is not routine is how
January 1, 2018
National Veterans Wheelchair Games
January 1, 2018
January 1, 2018
While no one knows the cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), people living with the
January 1, 2018
Dear Fellow PVA Member, Dedicated service in the military respects no gender boundaries. According to
Meet the Paralyzed Veterans Racing Team
January 1, 2018
The Paralyzed Veterans of America Racing Team is comprised of disabled veterans who compete at
January 1, 2018
ALS Awareness Month, observed in May, is a time to recognize the positive work Paralyzed
January 1, 2018
We believe that full and ongoing access to quality long-term care is essential to the
Leading Veterans Service Organizations Release 30th Edition of the Independent Budget for the 115th Congress
January 1, 2018
Veterans cite to “strengthen, reform and sustain the VA health care system” as top critical
Leading Veterans Groups Respond to VA Appropriations Conference Report
January 1, 2018
MEDIA CONTACTS: DAV: Ashleigh Bryant, 202-314-5214 Paralyzed Veterans: Lani Poblete, 202-416-7736 VFW: Joe Davis, 202-608-8357 WASHINGTON, DC—Today,
Lacrosse
January 1, 2018
January 1, 2018
Individuals with disabilities who wish to file a discrimination complaint with the Justice Department can
Independent Budget
January 1, 2018
The Independent Budget is a detailed budget collectively formulated by the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Paralyzed
January 1, 2018
Paralyzed Veterans of Americans believes that it is time for Congress to make a concerted
IMPORTANT LINKS
January 1, 2018
CONNECT WITH YOUR CARRIER   Whether traveling by plane, train, bus or taking a trip
January 1, 2018
When our service men and women return home injured, the most challenging part of their
Healthcare summit to deliver cutting-edge research and technology to help paralyzed veterans and others with disabilities
January 1, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Lani Poblette 202-733-7838, LaniP@pva.org WHAT: Over 500 clinicians — physicians, nurses, physical therapists, psychologists and more
January 1, 2018
In every parking lot there are blue lines and warning signposts adjacent to empty parking spaces
January 1, 2018
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United
January 1, 2018
Severely disabled veterans with a service-connected injury or illness do not have full access to
Disaster Emergency Information
January 1, 2018
MEMBERS ONLY: For more information about the members only disaster relief grant please click here. For the
January 1, 2018
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Election Assistance Commission Federal Agency Disability Links Item Coalition
January 1, 2018
How can we make care for persons with spinal cord injuries or diseases (SCI/D) more evidence-based? Since 1995, a
January 1, 2018
Representatives of disability organizations, governmental agencies, and corporations, including Paralyzed Veterans of America, gathered in
January 1, 2018
Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD) Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD) is an emergency condition requiring immediate attention. Because of
January 1, 2018
Support Paralyzed Veterans of America and change lives without writing a check! If you’re a federal
Charity Golf Tournament to Raise Funds for Veteran Employment Program
January 1, 2018
MEDIA CONTACTS:  Dana Kauffman 202-416-7608, danak@pva.org Lani Poblete 202-416-7736, lanip@pva.org WHAT: The 11th annual Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open (PVGO)
January 1, 2018
The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11 at Arlington National Cemetery.
January 1, 2018
I’ve been thinking a lot about “me time” lately, definitely wanting more of it and
Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation Supports Paralyzed Veterans of America on Veteran’s Day
January 1, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Jill Frischmann (jfrischmann@keselowskis.com), 704-728-3182MEDIA CONTACT: Liz Deakim (LizD@pva.org), 202-416-7627 WASHINGTON (Nov. 13, 2018) — Earlier this
January 1, 2018
Operation PAVE, Paralyzed Veterans of America’s vocational rehabilitation program, supports America’s paralyzed veterans in their
Barrier-Free America Award
January 1, 2018
The 2018 Barrier-Free America Award Winner: Luna Middleman Architects  This year’s barrier-free america award winner,
January 1, 2018
The 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ushered in historic changes for the United States in
January 1, 2018
Myth: There aren’t many people with disabilities in America.Fact: The latest Census data (2010) shows
January 1, 2018
When Frank Rigo was first paralyzed in the 1950s, he quickly discovered that the world
January 1, 2018
Adaptive ski instructor Bill Dietrich knew when he witnessed a paralyzed veteran’s life changed through
January 1, 2018
If you have never given thought to adaptive sailing, a nonprofit group of disabled sailors
January 1, 2018
Each year Paralyzed Veterans of America Racing (PVAR) conducts an adaptive cycling clinic benefitting veterans
January 1, 2018
Misión:  Apoye a Veteranos Paralizados Veteranos Paralizados trabaja para maximizar la calidad de vida de
January 1, 2018
To meet your functional needs, it is essential to make your home wheelchair accessible. Accessibility,
2018 Mission ABLE Awards Sponsors
January 1, 2018
PRESENTING SPONSOR Leidos PLATINUM SPONSORS Penske Automotive Group Penske Truck Leasing   GOLD SPONSORS USAA
2018 Mission: ABLE Awards Honorees
January 1, 2018
The Access: ABLE Award – National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association For leadership in making the
January 1, 2018
Another high priority for Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans)is the provision of reproductive services
January 1, 2018
For Veterans Day 2016, we asked children across the country to express their thanks to
January 1, 2018
For Veterans Day 2016, we asked children across the country to express their thanks to
2016 Awards: Sponsors
January 1, 2018
2016 Sponsors Presenting Sponsor Leidos QTC Systems Made Simple Gold Sponsor Microsoft Technatomy USAA Silver Sponsor
Paralyzed Veterans of America & Democracy Forward Respond to DOT Hearing
December 18, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC— 12/18/17 Today, during oral arguments in a lawsuit filed on behalf Paralyzed Veterans of
Major Veterans Groups Deliver 182k-signature Petition to Congress
December 6, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC – 12/6/17 Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans), DAV (Disabled American Veterans), the American Legion,
Paralyzed Veterans of America Partners with Elevation Burger
November 30, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC 11/30/17 — Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) this week announced its partnership with Elevation
Paralyzed Veterans of America Names Interim Executive Director
November 17, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC— 11/7/17 Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) today announced that its President and Executive Committee
Paralyzed Veterans of America to Join Senate Roundtable
November 7, 2017
11/7/17 Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) will participate in a roundtable discussion hosted by
Paralyzed Veterans of America “Deeply Disappointed” in New Tax Reform Plan
November 6, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC— 11/6/17 Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) today reacted to the new tax reform plan
Paralyzed Veterans of America Welcomes New Leadership Member
November 6, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC— 11/6/17 Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) today announced it has named Army Sergeant Shaun
Paralyzed Veterans of America Announces FY18 Education Foundation Grant Cycle
November 3, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC— 11/3/17 Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) today publicly announced the launch of its 2018
Weis Markets Launches Campaign to Support Paralyzed Veterans of America
November 2, 2017
Washington, DC (November 2, 2017) – In honor of Veterans Day on November 11, Weis Markets
October 4, 2017
2017 Sponsors of the Mission: ABLE Awards (To Date) PRESENTING SPONSOR LEIDOS PLATINUM SPONSORS Penske
‘G.I.V.E.’ Back to Paralyzed Veterans This Fall
October 4, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC – 10/4/17 Paralyzed Veterans of America‘s (Paralyzed Veterans) G.I.V.E clothing donation program is now
Air Carrier Access Act Resources
September 24, 2017
In 1986, Congress passed the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), which guaranteed that people with
Commercial Flight Experiences Survey
September 22, 2017
Please help us by answering a few questions about your experiences with air travel. 
Paralyzed Veterans Mission: ABLE Awards Honor Outstanding Contributions to the Nation’s Veterans
September 20, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC – 9/20/17 Last night, Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) welcomed approximately 480 esteemed guests
Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Fellows Application
September 19, 2017
Paralyzed Veterans of America is now accepting applications for the 2018 class of Fellows. This
Paralyzed Veterans of America Comes to Houston for Recovery Effort
September 12, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC – 9/12/17 Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) today announced a team from its national
Paralyzed Veterans of America Reaches Out to Hurricane Victims
September 7, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC— 9/7/17, Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) President David Zurfluh issued the following statement on
August 14, 2017
Washington 8/14/17 – The day before the U.S. would lose two more American lives during
Paralyzed Veterans of America Challenges Administration Rollback of Protections for Disabled Air Travelers
August 1, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC 8/1/17 — Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) today filed suit against the U.S. Department
Paralyzed Veterans of America Urges Open-Minded Debate on Future Funding For Veterans Healthcare
July 22, 2017
WASHINGTON, July 22, 2017 – Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) today weighed in on options being
Statement by Paralyzed Veterans of America Regarding the Veterans Choice Care Act
July 12, 2017
STATEMENT OF GABRIEL STULTZLEGISLATIVE COUNSELPARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA FOR THESENATE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS’ AFFAIRSCONCERNING PROPOSED LEGISLATION JULY
Paralyzed Veterans of America Joins Forces with Disability Rights Partners to Urge Support of Air Carrier Access Amendments Act
June 23, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC 6/23/17 — Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) today banded with like-minded advocacy organizations in
June 23, 2017
Washington, DC – 6/23/17 Section 1: Short Title Section 2: Findings; Sense of Congress  
June 18, 2017
COMING SOON Introduction to Social Media 101  
Advocacy & Legislation – Act Now!
June 15, 2017
  September 12th, 2017 IVF for Eligible Veterans IVF services are available to veterans with
Paralyzed Veterans of America Applauds Passage of VA Accountability Bill
June 13, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC 6/13/17 — Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) National President Al Kovach, Jr. today commends
June 5, 2017
From news releases to feature stories and public service announcements/ videos, Paralyzed Veterans of America
June 2, 2017
It will not be enough for the VA secretary to say his hands are tied
May 30, 2017
Post Date:May 30, 2017 Million Veteran Program The VA Does Not Adequately Support Women Veterans
Leading Veterans Groups Respond to VA Budget for Fiscal Years 2018-19
May 24, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC 5/24/17 – Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) and
Paralyzed Veterans’ Independent Budget Statement Before the VA House Committee
May 24, 2017
THE INDEPENDENT BUDGET AND THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018 AND
Paralyzed Veterans of America Elects David Zurfluh as National President
May 22, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC 5/22/17 – Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) this week appointed immediate past
May 20, 2017
Kate Callahan U.S. Air Force VeteranKate Callahan: Hero Story   Gwen Shepard: Hero Story U.S.
Paralyzed Veterans of America Weighs in on the American Health Care Act Debate
May 9, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC 5/9/17 — In a May 3, 2017 letter sent to U.S. House of
Our Operating Policies
May 5, 2017
Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) programs and services ­– such as benefits assistance, legislative and
PAVE Questions & Answers
May 1, 2017
When to disclose your disability:  There is no “right” time or place to disclose your
Paralyzed Veterans of America Celebrates Virginia Governor’s Mansion for its Accessible Design Accomplishment
April 25, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC 4/25/17 –  Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) presented the Virginia Governor’s Mansion with its
April 19, 2017
Shop today via this link! What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile allows customers to enjoy the same
VA Names New Executive Director of Spinal Cord Injury System of Care
April 10, 2017
WASHINGTON 4/10/17 – Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) today expressed immense relief that the
Paralyzed Veterans of America Recognizes Virginia Governor’s Mansion for its Accessible Design
March 31, 2017
3/31/17 – WASHINGTON, DC—This week, Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) announced it has awarded
March 29, 2017
Gifts of Stock It is frequently advantageous to make your donation in the form of
March 20, 2017
A retirement plan gift is easy to make and may be the most tax-efficient gift
March 20, 2017
A living trust, also known as a revocable living trust or a family trust, is
March 20, 2017
The following is an example of statements your attorney may wish to consider as a
March 20, 2017
Through a simple provision in your will you may make a gift to Paralyzed Veterans
March 20, 2017
A charitable gift annuity is a formal contract between you and Paralyzed Veterans of America.
March 20, 2017
One type of Charitable Remainder Trust (Charitable Remainder Unitrust)  may serve as a potential inflation
March 20, 2017
Bequests Charitable Gift Annuity Charitable Remainder Trust Revocable Living Trust Life Insurance Retirement Plan Assets
March 20, 2017
If you own a life insurance policy you no longer need to protect your loved
March 20, 2017
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March 20, 2017
David Fanning, CFRE Senior Development Officer and Managing Director of Planned Giving 801 18th Street,
Penske Automotive Group Donates More Than $1 Million to Paralyzed Veterans of America
March 16, 2017
WASHINGTON 3/16/17 —Today Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) announced that Penske Automotive Group donated
Paralyzed Veterans of America Presents Senator Patty Murray with 2017 Gordon H. Mansfield Congressional Leadership Award
March 15, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC 3/15/17 – Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) today announced it has honored Senator Patty
Paralyzed Veterans of America Expresses Grave Concerns for Disabled Air Travelers
March 10, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC 3/10/17 – This week, Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) members have been
Leading Veterans Groups Release Independent Budget Recommendations for FY 2018 Calling for 8 Percent Increase in Veterans Medical Care Funding
March 3, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC 3/3/17 – DAV (Disabled American Veterans), Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) and
February 28, 2017
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February 17, 2017
"Though different in their pursuits and contributions, the commonalities we found in the men and
February 17, 2017
Post Date:February 17, 2017 “Though different in their pursuits and contributions, the commonalities we found
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February 15, 2017
December 2018 Paralyzed Veterans of America Issues Statement on the Passing of Former President George
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February 15, 2017
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February 15, 2017
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February 15, 2017
Post Date:February 15, 2017 Every veteran who has survived catastrophic injuries, such as blindness, amputation,
January 26, 2017
Exhibitor Opportunities Paralyzed Veterans of America’s EXPOs attract a high volume of attendee traffic and
Paralyzed Veterans of America Cautiously Optimistic About Hiring Freeze Exemptions for VA Clinical Staff
January 23, 2017
Most vulnerable veterans putting faith in the White House to protect essential VA medical staff
Paralyzed Veterans of America “Cautiously Optimistic” About Hiring Freeze Exemptions for VA Clinical Staff
January 23, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC 6/5/17 — Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) today expressed restrained yet hopeful support of
January 19, 2017
You have a choice when it comes to registering for a Paralyzed Veterans of America Bass Tour
January 19, 2017
Paralyzed Veterans of America volunteers do invaluable work that makes a real difference to veterans, their
January 19, 2017
Paralyzed Veterans of America supports efforts to enforce and extend laws and regulations that advance
January 19, 2017
#GivingTuesday is a day when we pause in our holiday traditions to recognize the importance
January 19, 2017
July 11, 2016 Letter to Chairman Jeff Miller, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Support for HR
January 19, 2017
Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Appellate Services program has maintained one of the highest rates of success
Air Carrier Access Act – Paralyzed Veterans of America
January 19, 2017
Submit your travel story at www.AirAccess30.org Read Myths and Facts about the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA).
January 19, 2017
As the landmar Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA) celebrates its anniversary each July, it is an
January 19, 2017
Paralyzed Veterans of America National President Al Kovach has never lived a day post-injury without
January 19, 2017
As a result of the serious scrutiny that the VA health care system experienced last
Adaptive Sports:  Sailing
January 18, 2017
In an effort to expand opportunities for disabled veterans to participate in water sports, Paralyzed
January 18, 2017
Sciatica refers to pain involving a problem with the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in
January 18, 2017
Sciatic nerve pain refers to pain associated with pressure of the nerve roots that lead
January 18, 2017
Arthritis of the spine is a degeneration of the cartilage of joints and discs in
January 18, 2017
There are many different types of spinal cord disease. Living with any one of them
January 18, 2017
A spinal tumor is a mass or growth of cells within or near the spinal
January 18, 2017
A spinal fracture is one or more broken vertebrae in the spine that commonly results
January 18, 2017
Spinal Stenosis is a common condition characterized by a narrowing of the spinal canal, causing
January 18, 2017
Spinal stenosis can be diagnosed through X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) scans
January 18, 2017
While it’s possible for spinal stenosis to occur without producing any symptoms, the disorder most
January 18, 2017
Spondylosis refers to the degeneration of the bones of the spine (vertebrae) or the disks
January 18, 2017
Stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of a canal, valve or passage in the body. Stenosis
January 18, 2017
Syringomyelia is a disorder in which a fluid-filled cysts forms within the spinal cord. Over
January 18, 2017
Tethered spinal cord is a neurological disorder in which tissue attaches to the spinal cord,
January 18, 2017
The thoracic spine is the middle section of vertebrae in the spine, made up of
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January 18, 2017
Cervical spine injury is an injury to an individual’s upper (cervical) spine, causing paralysis or
January 18, 2017
Cervical spinal stenosis is among the most serious complications caused by degenerative changes in the
January 18, 2017
Cervical stenosis occurs when an overgrowth of bone or tissue narrows the spaces in an
January 18, 2017
While not actually a disease, the term degenerative disc disease is often used to describe
January 18, 2017
A coalition of nearly 100 disability advocacy organizations including Paralyzed Veterans of America will focus
January 18, 2017
ABOUT US Is Paralyzed Veterans of America a legitimate company?// Is PVA hero legit?// Are
January 18, 2017
Financial Statements Year ended June 30, 2016 With Report of Independent Auditors Read Financial Statements
January 18, 2017
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January 18, 2017
GIVE G.I.V.E. A TRY AND SUPPORT VETERANS THROUGH CLOTHING DONATION. Through the Paralyzed Veterans of
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Why donate to veterans? Paralyzed Veterans of America depends on the generosity of people such
January 18, 2017
Kyphoplasty, also known as balloon kyphoplasty, is a procedure used to treat compression fractures of
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January 18, 2017
Since our founding, the Paralyzed Veterans of America Leadership Team has worked tirelessly to improve
January 18, 2017
Lumbar spinal stenosis occurs when an overgrowth of bone or tissue narrows the spaces in
January 18, 2017
Lumbar stenosis occurs when an overgrowth of bone or tissue narrows the spaces in an
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January 18, 2017
You can now double or triple your donation to Paralyzed Veterans Companies all across America
January 18, 2017
Paralyzed Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946, has developed
January 18, 2017
Chapters and NSOs Paralyzed Veterans of America currently has 73 National Service Offices nationwide.  By contacting
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January 18, 2017
Paralyzed Veterans offers our friends and supporters a variety of ways to consider planning their
January 17, 2017
PAVE Impact by the Numbers – A Snapshot Served over 550 clients (veterans, their family
January 17, 2017
Operation PAVE (Paving Access for Veterans Employment), formed the PAVE Employment Leadership Council to help
July 11, 2016
September 7, 2016 House Committee on Veterans Affairs Topic: “From Tumult to Transformation: The Commission
July 11, 2016
July 11, 2016 Letter to Chairman Jeff Miller, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Support for HR
Paralyzed Veterans of America Awards College Students With 2015 Scholarships
December 15, 2015
Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) is proud to announce that eleven college students will each
October 9, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC 10/2014 – Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) has awarded the 2014 Barrier-Free America
October 9, 2014
Post Date:October 09, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC 10/2014 – Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) has awarded
October 2, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC 10/2012 – Paralyzed Veterans of America has awarded the 2012 Barrier-Free America Award to the Nugent Residence
September 21, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC 09/2011 – James Roth, cofounder of The Treehouse Guys (formerly Forever Young Treehouses),
September 2, 2009
Post Date:September 02, 2009 BOSTON, MA 09/2009 – The architects behind making a Boston landmark
July 26, 1990
July 26, 1990, the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law, opening