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Military Members and Veterans with Disabilities Learn Life-Changing Skills

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Location: Washington, DC

VA to Offer Educational Breakouts

This week more than 120 wounded military personnel, disabled Veterans and their families are traveling to Walt Disney World in Orlando for the 6th Annual Road to Recovery Conference. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is providing on-site counseling and information about VA programs.

"VA is honored to work with our partners in the private sector and Veterans service organizations to help America's heroes and their families, particularly Veterans who are facing unique challenges," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki.

The week-long event is presented by The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes and the American Legion.

VA will have counselors on site to provide one-on-one counseling. Other VA employees will be available to provide participants with information about health care and financial benefits available to injured military personnel, Veterans and family members.

Participants will attend more than 40 hours of seminars, workshops, and panel discussion devoted to enhancing personal relationships and providing information on benefits, services, insurance, health care, financial support and employment opportunities. Experts from government, the private sector and other non-profits groups will also be on hand to offer advice and guidance on resume rewriting, career counseling and many more topics.

Representatives from the U.S. Olympic Committee's paralympic program will be on site to discuss the new joint VA-Paralympic program for disabled service men and women who may be interested in representing their country as a U.S. Paralympian.

For more information about the Road to Recovery Conference, visit, or contact Jose Llamas, VA public affairs coordinator, at (202) 461-7549.

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