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5.5 million veterans with disabilities--these are the #veterans that we serve at Paralyzed Veterans of America. www.pva.org/ADA.   #ADA25 
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What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, state, and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation. It also mandates the establishment of TDD/telephone relay services.

“The ADA represents comprehensive disability civil rights that still are being actively enforced by all the agencies,” said Lee Page, associate advocacy director at Paralyzed Veterans of America. “The ADA is a living and breathing law that will be with us for the rest of time until architectural and employment barriers and other issues are put to rest.” #ADA   #ADA25  
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Citizens in uniform go into battle understanding sacrifice and the high possibility of profound loss. However, they do not expect those sacrifices and losses to be used as fodder for partisan grandstanding. The Department of Defense provides IVF to active duty service members. Our Congress needs to stop treating veterans like second-class citizens and allow the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to offer fertility treatment and counseling, including assisted reproductive technology, to veterans and their families who have sacrificed enough.
--Sherman Gillums, Deputy Executive Director of Paralyzed Veterans of America
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As the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrates its 25th anniversary July 26, 2015, it is an important time to reflect on the impact the law has had on improving accessibility and shaping attitudes and perceptions about people with disabilities – and how that progress might shape the future.   #ADA25   #ADA  
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Introduction
For more than 67 years, Paralyzed Veterans of America has been on a mission to change lives and build brighter futures for our seriously injured heroes—to empower these brave men and women with what they need to achieve the things they fought for: freedom and independence.

The organization was founded by a band of service members who came home from World War II with a spinal cord injury.
 
They returned to a grateful nation, but also to a world with few solutions to the challenges they faced. They made a decision not just to live, but to live with dignity as contributors to society.  They created Paralyzed Veterans of America, an organization dedicated to veterans service, medical research and civil rights for people with disabilities.

Today, the work continues to create an America where all veterans and people with disabilities, and their families, have everything they need to live full and productive lives.

Paralyzed Veterans national officers and our 34 chapters represent thousands of veterans in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.