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At the 4-day No Barriers Summit, we envision a world where the power of the human spirit transcends barriers. At The Summit you will be surrounded by community that knows What’s Within You Is Stronger Than What’s In Your Way. Choose to embark on over 50 adaptive activities, be motivated by phenomenal speakers and inspired by innovative technologies and products that are breaking barriers. This family-friendly event is for people of all ages and abilities. Regardless of your ability, you will leave forever changed.
PVA Education Foundation Opens 2017 Grant Cycle
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:
Consumer and Community Education to improve the health, independence and quality of life for individuals with SCI/D
Professional Development and Education to improve the knowledge and competencies of health professionals who serve the SCI/D community, including fellowship and traineeship programs
Research Utilization and Dissemination, which translates findings into practice
Assistive Technology - development of teaching tools or pilot programs that demonstrate innovative approaches to the use of assistive devices
Conferences and Symposia that provide education and collaboration opportunities for members of the SCI/D community
The annual grant application cycle for 2017 is now open. Applications may be submitted online at https://proposalcentral.altum.com. All applications must be submitted through proposalCentral.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Grant awards will be made in May for a grant period of June1, 2017 - May 31, 2018. The maximum award is $50,000 for a grant project and $15,000 for a conference or symposium.
For additional Information check PVA.org or contact Barbara Zupnik at 202-416-7651.
PVA Needs Your Help to Advocate for Two Very Important Initiatives!
On September 29, President Obama signed into law H.R. 5325, a bill that authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide reproductive services, including In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), to service-connected veterans with catastrophic reproductive injuries. Paralyzed Veterans of America is currently looking for couples who are thinking of taking advantage of these services and would be willing to speak openly to members of Congress and/or the media to help bring awareness to the importance of these services.
We are also seeking veterans who were injured in service prior to September 11, 2001, and their caregivers to share stories about their need for caregiver support services. Currently, only veterans injured after September 11, 2001 are eligible for the comprehensive caregiver support services from VA. We are working to pass legislation to open up the caregiver services to veterans of all eras and we need your stories to highlight the critical need for caregiver support.
If you wish to share your story, please email email@example.com with your contact information.
Thank you in advance for sharing your personal stories and helping us advocate on your behalf.
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Military Caregivers Sought for 2 Year Dole Foundation Fellowship
The Elizabeth Dole Foundation is looking for Military Caregivers from the following states to serve a two-year fellowship with the Foundation: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
The mission of the program is to ensure military and veteran caregivers are able to participate directly in the Foundation’s initiatives, allowing them an opportunity to advise their programs and to play a leading role in raising awareness.
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