VA Paralympic Program Office Launches Website for Disabled Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched its Paralympic Program website as part of VA’s ongoing commitment to support the rehabilitation and recovery of disabled Veterans through participation in adaptive sports.
One of the highlights of the website is the “Success Stories” page, which features disabled Veterans and their stories of how participating in adaptive sports has positively impacted their lives. Veterans who participate in adaptive sports at any level, as well as Paralympic competitors, are encouraged to submit their stories and share their challenges and triumphs with the entire Veteran community.
The site also provides users with a comprehensive overview of the benefits of disabled Veterans participating in adaptive sports, sports by disability, training allowances, the VA Paralympic Grant Program, and resources for caregivers and VA clinical personnel. Another resource is the “Sports Club Finder” feature, a searchable database developed by U.S. Paralympics that connects disabled Veterans with local sports programs throughout the country.
Click this link to visit the website http://www.va.gov/adaptivesports.