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VMI to Offer Wheelchair-Accessible Toyota Sienna Minivans

Toyota Motor Sales and Vantage Mobility International (VMI), a manufacturer of wheelchair-accessible vehicles, have inked an agreement that will allow VMI to make conversions of the Toyota Sienna.

Veterans Benefits Guidebook

Guidebook Addresses Benefits for Veterans With Disabilities

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) has teamed up with Griffin-Hammis Associates to release a new publication: Navigating Government Benefits & Employment: A Guidebook for Veterans with Disabilities.

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Just Dancing

Wheelchair Dancing's Appeal Is Integration, Joy of Movement

Companies such as American DanceWheels and the Dancing Wheels Company & School bring standing and wheeled students together to experience the joy of dance.

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Spinal Stats

According to New Study, Explosions Are Cause of Most Spinal Injuries Among Wounded Military

Explosions accounted for 56 percent of spinal injuries.

Studies: Psoriasis Medication Effective as MS Treatment

BG-12 acted as an anti-inflammatory and provided protection for cells, says the New England Journal of Medicine.

Presidential Candidates to Send Reps to Disability Forum

Forum set for Friday in Columbus Ohio

Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy, Jr., and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., will speak on behalf of their respective parties.

U.S. House Passes Pediatric Research Network Bill

Support now needed for companion Senate bill.

Bill would fund research centering on rare illnesses and conditions in children.

Senior Driver

NIH Launches New Web Site for Senior Drivers

The National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have teamed up to help families answer the important question, Is it still safe to drive?

London bridge at night

U.S. Paralympic Athletes Shine in London

Team USA Brings Home 98 Medals

The United States fared well, placing fourth in the overall medal count with 98 total medals and sixth in the gold medal count with 31 medals.

Richard Hammond at Brain Injury Center

British TV Star Richard Hammond Supports Children's Brain Injury Web Site for Parents

BBC broadcaster, journalist and co-host of the car program “Top Gear” Richard Hammond is backing the launch of a new charity-funded Web site for parents of children with acquired brain injury (ABI).