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Vermont Adaptive is proud to offer programs specifically designed for injured service members, veteran’s with disabilities, and their families. Since the organization’s inception, we have worked with veterans with disabilities and evolved our programs to match the changes in the needs and interests of men and women who have been injured in the line of duty.
Many years ago, Vermont Adaptive was a major destination for groups of physically disabled veterans from the Vietnam era. We then saw an increase in disabled veterans participating in sport through and after the Persian Gulf crisis. We have now entered a new era, where veterans with disabilities include those with both physical and invisible disabilities like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and brain injuries.
Through the years, we have participated in national initiatives like the Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project and events, plus we continually work with our partners like Disabled Sports USA, the US Paralympics, and the United States Association of Blind Athletes. Our efforts are on a local, regional and national level.
We continue to increase our services, outreach, programs, training, and events for veterans with a disability on local, regional and national levels. We also continue to help veterans’ families while they navigate their transitional journey through rehabilitation and recovery and regaining independence. Participation in our activities is very empowering — it can help reunite families, create new relationships and assist in major life transitions.
To learn more about specific veteran’s programs, contact Ret. SSG. Misha Pemble-Belkin via email or call 802.786.4991. We are also recruiting veterans to serve as program volunteers and ambassadors. Ask Misha about these opportunities too!