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If you’re reading this article, you or someone you know likely has a permanent physical disability. If this is the case, there’s a little known pass that can provide you with free access to national parks. The Access Pass is available to anyone with a permanent physical disability (does not need to be 100% disability). In addition to free entry, the Access Pass also grants reduced fees for add-on items that are not included with the standard fees, such as camping fees, use of boat launches, cabin rentals, or guided tours.
From 2012 to 2015, Western Washington Area Health Education Centers (WWAHEC), facilitated The Veteran’s Grant Steering Committee (VGSC), which served to help military-trained, enlisted health professions across multiple entry-level occupational specialties, transition into civilian-equivalent positions, by attaining credentials issued by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). The committee worked with numerous stakeholders across the state to also help develop and implement “gap” programs to supplement shortfalls in education, training, and experience to becoming credentialed.
The PVA Education Foundation, helps develop tools that share knowledge about and improve the lives of people living with SCI/D. Foundation funding of grant projects, conferences and symposia has exceeded two million dollars over the past decade.
The PVA Education Foundation provides funding in five project categories:
Did you know that the majority of assistive technology is paid for out of pocket by the assistive technology user? One would expect it to be covered by insurance or some other benefit, but more likely than not it is paid for out of pocket. Many people do not have a spare $5,000 lying around for a pair of hearing aids or $2,000 for a medicare co-pay on a wheelchair or $25,000 for a modified van. That is where the Washington Access Fund comes in to break these large expenses into affordable monthly payments.