Creating vocational rehabilitation programs for veterans will be one of the issues discussed by the leadership of the Paralyzed Veterans of America during its mid-winter board of directors meeting Feb. 9 through Feb. 11 in San Diego.

The meeting will provide opportunities to discuss organizational initiatives and programs that address the needs of paralyzed veterans and all Americans with disabilities.

Topics for discussion include: providing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with a level of resources that can adequately meet the health needs of veterans; disseminating the findings of The Independent Budget; enacting a new policy to expand Paralyzed Veterans’ sponsorship into research that could reverse paralysis caused by injury or disease.

Also on the agenda is a reception for Andy Robinson, a Marine sergeant who served in Iraq and will retire from active duty due to a disabling injury. Contact Paralyzed Veterans of America online at www.pva.org.