December 24, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Enable America (www.enableamerica.org), located in Tampa, Florida is a not-for-profit organization whose goal is to work with all members of the community – including individuals with disabilities, service providers, government agencies, advocacy groups, existing organizations and employers – to eliminate barriers to employment and bridge the gap between job seekers with disabilities and the employers who want to hire them.

On Wednesday, December 12, 2007, Enable America exhibited at the conference themed: “VA Amputation Rehabilitation — Teams, Treatment, and Technology." The purpose of this first annual Amputation focused conference was to provide education on current and emerging issues facing Prosthetic & Sensory Aids Services staff and other clinicians serving wounded OIF and OEF veterans with amputations.

VetConnect (http://www.enableamerica.org/vetconnect.asp) is an Enable America program designed to enhance existing rehabilitation programs for wounded warriors and to actively engage local civic, business and community leaders in the reorientation of disabled veterans to their communities.

Enable America works closely with the USSOCOM Care Coalition, whose vision is to support Special Operations Forces (SOF) wounded warriors and their families for life. The USSOCOM Care Coalition strengthens the readiness of Special Operations by advocating for SOF wounded warriors, supporting SOF component family programs and partnering with both government and non-government organizations to ensure existing support and benefits are provided to SOF wounded warriors who have led the fight on the Global War on Terrorism.

Enable America provides support at a variety of locations including: Walter Reed Army Medical Center (Washington, DC); Brooke Army Medical Center (Fort Sam Houston, TX); Naval Medical Center San Diego (San Diego, CA); and Veterans’ Affairs Hospitals in Tampa, Florida; Richmond, Virginia; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Palo Alto, California.