Colonial Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Inc.
Colonial PVA is represented at the annual Advocacy/Legislation Seminar hosted by the Paralyzed Veterans of America in Washington, DC each year. As part of the seminar, the chapter president/national director and several members attend the annual testimony before the Joint Commission of Veterans Affairs and visit elected officials to discuss PVA's Point Papers on issues of concern to Veterans and people with disabilities.
The Chapter continually represents its members and others with disabilities at all levels of government; local, state and national, helping to defend and ensure our civil rights in all areas. We continually monitor VA funding to keep our legislators up to date on what's happening locally at our VA hospitals, helping to ensure adequate and quality medical care for our Veterans.
We have recently been working on issues concerning the Delaware State Veterans Home and gas station "call" service buttons. Construction of the Delaware State Veterans Home has been completed and is now accepting Veterans. Delaware House Bill 83 has passed and requires all self-service gas stations to install "call" service buttons for use by those individuals with disabilities.
Colonial PVA is constantly working with other disability groups to help ensure that compliance with the ADA in all sectors of society is enforced.