After becoming disabled, it might take some time adjusting. For veterans who have become disabled, this process can seem even more daunting. Whether you are looking for somebody to speak with, want to have some fun, or meet similar people, here are some helpful resources.
The VA helps wounded veterans with a number of disability-related needs. From providing medical care to assistive technology, they give our veterans access to a range of assistive devices, including complex wheelchairs, vehicle driving aids, and recreational technology.
Founded by Mike Delancey, WWAR offers a positive environment for veterans, encouraging them to get out and be active. This non-profit hosts a range of activities, workshops, clinics, and other events. They have also built Lurie Park, which is an ADA City Park, where veterans, their families, and the entire community can come together.
A non-profit that is veteran-founded, Stay In Step is a state-of-the-art Recovery Center for patients with Spinal Cord Injury. The Center is open to military and civilian patients, and is focused on creating a welcoming, motivating, and faith-centered environment.
Asbestos, because of its ability to insulate and resist fire, was widely used in military applications, products, and ships. While in active duty, many veterans were exposed to this material, leading to a diagnosis of mesothelioma. If you are a veteran who has received this diagnosis, you qualify for special benefits from the US Department of Veteran Affairs. This guide includes education and treatment methods for the most common type: Pleural Mesothelioma.