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VA Valor Games Adds New Competitions

U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, have expanded the 2011 and 2012 Valor Games Midwest, a competition for veterans and service members with a physical disability, to three additional regions.

Canadian Museum for Human Rights model

Canadian Museum to Feature Inclusive Design

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is ensuring that every visitor’s experience will include design suited for sensory, physical and cognitive disabilities as well as cultural diversity.

VMI Renews Commitment to PVA, Hires Retired Air Force Lieutenant General

To help strengthen the company’s programs, VMI has extended its relationship with Paralyzed Veterans of America and Mission: ABLE for another year. In addition, retired Air Force Lt. Gen. John F. Regni has accepted a position on the VMI board of advisors.

U.S. Paralympics Names 2013 National Swimming Team

Sixteen athletes have been selected for the 2013 U.S. Paralympics Swimming National A Team. Five other athletes were also named to the National B Team.

Therapeutic Horseback Riding lessons

Saddle Up

Horseback Riding Is Therapeutic and Fun

Combining therapy, fun and sun on horseback.

Lady with cane

QOL Check

Is Spasticity From Stroke Interfering With Your Life?

Last month the National Stroke Association launched a mini-campaign to celebrate International Quality of Life month. The organization’s goal was to raise awareness about spasticity and advocate for a better quality of life following stroke through its Faces of Stroke campaign.

Wheelchair and Ambulatory Sports USA Names Two Athletes to Hall of Fame

Mikel Vandello and Mike Wise were honored because of their athletic accomplishments and willingness to share their love for sports.

Access4Kids

New Device Gives Kids Access to Touchscreen Devices

Georgia Tech researchers created Access4Kids, a wireless input device that uses a sensor system to translate physical movements into fine motor gestures.

Team USA Names World Cup Nordic Skiing Team

The competition takes place this week.

2012: A Year in Review for MS Research

The year 2012 was one of advancement for multiple sclerosis (MS).