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Veterans with Disabilities

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We wish all our veterans a special thank you today and always. Here are some valuable resources for America’s approximately 2.5 million veterans with disabilities.

Atlanta VA Rehab R&D Center of Excellence on Geriatric Rehabilitation
This center was established “to improve the function, independence, and quality of life of veterans aging with disabilities and those acquiring disabilities as they age.” Its web site includes information about the center and its staff, projects, and publications.
Blinded Veterans Association (BVA)
Information about the organization and its services, including a downloadable bulletin.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
Information about the organization and its services, including a downloadable magazine and news releases relating to issues affecting veterans with disabilities. A long list of links of interest to veterans (with and without disabilities) is also included.
Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)
The PVA web site offers a wealth of information for veterans with spinal cord injuries and related disabilities, including information-packed sections on living with sci and on sports and recreation, a newsroom, resources for professionals, and information about the organization and its services.
The VA Center of Excellence on Mobility
This Center is “dedicated to developing innovative clinical treatments and assistive devices for veterans with physical disabilities [particularly stroke, osteoporosis, spinal cord injury, and arthritis] to increase their independence and improve their quality of life.” The web site discusses its staff, projects, and products.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
The VA web site is packed with information of interest to veterans with disabilities, but you’ll have to do some heavy hunting (searching the word “disabilities” brought up eight pages of hits). There’s no separate section for vets with disabilities, although the Compensation and Pension Benefits, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E). and Health Benefits and Services sections should be of particular interest. Many downloadable forms are included.
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