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Color Guard at Fort Lewis Army Base in Washinton State

Color Guard at Fort Lewis Army Base in Washington State


AN ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF RESOURCES
FOR THE DISABLED COMMUNITY OF VETERANS AND CITIZENS

This alphabetical list contains the website addresses of resources that are available to assist any person with a serious disablity. Most of these listings can also be found on applicable pages throughout this website.




A

Access-Able Travel Source - http://www.access-able.com
Information on accessible travel for people with disabilities

The Access Board - http://www.access-board.gov
Information about building and facility design guidelines, transportation vehicle guidelines, enforcement, publications, and training

Access Washington - http://access.wa.gov
Information about disability access rights and legislation in the State of Washington

ADA - http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/disability/ada.htm
Information and technical assistance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act

Adapting a Home for Disability Accessibility - https://www.moneygeek.com/mortgage/resources/home-modification-for-disability
The guide speaks to the cost of common home modifications, tips on financial resources to pay for remodeling projects, and expert advice on modifications that will have the greatest impact.

Adaptive Sports - http://www.metroparkstacoma.org/adaptive

Additional Adaptive Sports Resources - http://www.pva.org/site/c.ajIRK9NJLcJ2E/b.6305961/k.4823/Additional_Adaptive_Sports_Resources.htm
Webpage containing a list of links to other disabled sports organizations and other resources on the pva.org website

Air Carriers ACCESS ACT - http://www.disabilitytravel.com/airlines/air_carrier_act_details.htm
Details of the Air Carriers Access Act

Alaska - http://alaska.gov
Official State of Alaska website

Alaska Department of Fish and Game - http://www.adfg.alaska.gov


B

Blue Path - http://blue-path.com


C

The Center for an Accessible Society - http://www.accessiblesociety.org
A communications clearinghouse providing journalist's credible information and quotable sources on national policy and independent living issues.


D

Dangerous Drugs - http://www.rxdangers.com/drugs
Easy to navigate online database that is constantly being updated with drug recall news and comprehensive, unbiased information about serious side effects, complications, and interactions of commonly prescribed drugs.

Department of Veterans Affairs - http://www.va.gov
Information about VA programs, veteran benefits, and VA facilities

Disabled Veteran Hunting and Shooting Opportunities - http://www.nssfblog.com/disabled-veteran-hunting-and-shooting-opportunities-expand-2

Disabled Travelers.com - http://www.disabledtravelers.com/adventure_travel.htm

Disability*gov - https://www.disability.gov/resource/assisted-living-for-young-people-with-disabilities
Teaches people with disabilities benefits, civil rights community life, education, emergency procedures, employment, health, housing, technology, and transportation


F

Forgotten Wounded Warriors - http://www.dhs.gov/wounded-warrior-program
Our Forgotten Wounded Warrior program


G

Golden Access Pass - http://store.usgs.gov/pass/access.html
Allows disabled veterans or people with disabilities to visit all national parks throughout the 50 states without having to pay for entry fee

GoodSearch - http://www.goodsearch.com


I

Idaho - http://www.idaho.gov
Official website of the State of Idaho

Idaho Adaptive Activities for Disabled - http://www.211.idaho.gov/elibrary/activitiesfordisabled.html

Idaho Fish and Game Disabled Veteran Programs - http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/licenses/?getPage=289


L

Legislation Documents - point-papers.html
Point Papers for the current legislative session

Legislation Updates - http://www.pva.org/site/c.ajIRK9NJLcJ2E/b.6594569/k.FEA2/Legislation_Updates/apps/nl/newsletter2.asp
Updates regarding the work of the National PVA Government Relations Team

Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov
The United States Library of Congress


M

Military Service Records - http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records
Order your DD-214

Montana - http://mt.gov
Official State of Montana website

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks - http://fwp.mt.gov/hunting/licenses/buyApply/donateLicense.html

Montana Resources on Recreation and Exercise - http://mtdh.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/?page_id=833

Muscular Dystrophy Disability Secrets - http://www.disabilitysecrets.com/conditions-page-2-59.html
Filing for muscular dystrophy disability benefits


N

National Veterans Wheelchair Games - http://www.va.gov/opa/speceven/wcg/index.asp#
Webpage containing details, website links, contact and registration information on the pva.org website

National Youth Leaders - Living Your Life - http://www.nyln.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/NYLN-Recreation-Resource.pdf
Recreation for people with disabilities

NRA Competitive Shooting Programs - Disabled Shooting Services - http://compete.nra.org/news-and-events/disabled-shooting-services.aspx

NWPVA Bylaws - http://nwpva.org/pdf/bylaws.pdf
All 15 Articles of the Bylaws of NWPVA

NW Regional Spinal Cord Injury System - http://sci.washington.edu/info/newsletters
University of Washington rehabilitation medicine


O

Outdoors for All Foundation - https://outdoorsforall.org
An organization that enriches the quality of life for children and adults with disability through outdoor recreation


P

PVA - http://pva.org
Paralyzed Veterans of America national website

The PVA National Poster Competition - http://www.pva.org/site/c.ajIRK9NJLcJ2E/b.6560623/k.1C5F/11th_Annual_National_Veterans_Day_Poster__Essay_Contest.htm
Annual National Veterans Day Poster and Essay Contest

PVA Veterans Benefits - http://www.pva.org/site/c.ajIRK9NJLcJ2E/b.6306243/k.3336/Veterans_Benefits_Information.htm
Benefits section on the National PVA website


R

Report Disabled Parking Violators - http://www.parkingmobility.com
A download for smart phones to help report violations
Check out how it works - https://www.youtube.com/user/parkingmobility

Retail Savings Guide for People with Disabilities - https://www.couponchief.com/guides/savings_guide_for_those_with_disability Published by CouponChief.com, this guide provides an extensive list and detailed walkthrough of discounts and special offers available to disabled individuals

Rolling Thunder - http://www.rollingthundr.org

S

SDOT - http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/parking/disabledparking.htm
Information regarding short-term disabled parking in Seattle, WA

Seattle Adaptive Sports - http://www.seattleadaptivesports.com
Seattle Adaptive Sports programs include wheelchair basketball, sled hockey, power soccer, track/field and a youth mentoring throughout the year

Shooting Sports - Paralyzed Veterans of America - http://www.pva.org/site/c.ajIRK9NJLcJ2E/b.6305941/k.9CF4/Shooting_Sports.htm

Sleep Cupid Sleeping Guide - https://www.sleepcupid.com/bedding-for-people-with-disabilities/
A guide to help people with disabilities sleep more comfortably

Social Security Disability Benefits Guide - http://www.thesimpledollar.com /disability-benefits-guide/
This guide breaks down qualifications and the application process, as well as provides a calculator that can help estimate monthly and annual benefits.

Social Security Disability Resource Center - http://www.ssdrc.com
How the Social Security and SSI systems works

Spinal Cord Injury Model System Information Network Eat Right Program - http://www.uab.edu/medicine/sci/uab-scims-information/eatrightr-weight-management-program
A nutrition and weight loss program for people with spinal cord injuries


T

Tacoma Metro Parks Adaptive Sports - http://www.metroparkstacoma.org/adaptive

Thomas - http://thomas.loc.gov
Congressional website - information regarding legislation, the Congressional Record, committees, historical documents, and other resources

TSA Security Program - http://nwpva.org/pdf/tsa-security.pdf
Security Program for Veterans and Wounded Warriors


U

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development - http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/disabilities/inhousing
Information about HUD, equal opportunity and the fair housing laws for people with disabilities

United States Department of Labor - http://www.dol.gov/vets/
Veterans' employment and training services

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/ada_veterans.cfm
Understanding your employment rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act for Veterans

United States House of Representatives - http://www.house.gov
The 435 member US House of Representatives

United States Senate - http://www.senate.gov
The 100 member US Senate

USA Shooting - http://www.usashooting.org

USDOT - http://www.dot.gov/administrations
United States Department of Transportation Agencies links


W

Washington Access - http://washingtonaccessfund.org/sports-recreation-resources-for-people-with-disabilities-in-washington-state
Sports & recreation resources for people with disabilities in Washington State

Washington Access Fund - http://washingtonaccessfund.org
A local nonprofit and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that works to provide economic opportunity and assistive technology to people with disabilities

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife ADA Access - http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/requirements_veterans.html

Washington Roll Call - http://www.washingtonrollcall.com
A who's who in Washington State government

WA State Legislative Bill Tracking - http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo
The Washington State Legislature's website

Washington State Home Care Referral Registry - http://www.hcrr.wa.gov
The Home Care Referral Registry matches Washington State residents who receive publicly funded in-home care services with screened and pre-qualified home care workers

The Washington Update - http://nwpva.org/pdf/update.2.19.15.pdf
The February 2015 issue of Washington Update, a PVA publication that provides reports on legislative activity

WDVA - http://www.dva.wa.gov
The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs website

Wheels Helping Warriors - http://www.wheelshelpingwarriors.org

The White House - http://www. whitehouse.gov
The US President's residence


Y

Yes You Can! - Book - http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pva/yesyoucan4
One of the best spinal cord and disease books available - used in VA Medical Centers throughout the United States


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