In 1972, a physician devoted to the treatment and rehabilitation of functionally impaired individuals established Ms. Wheelchair America as a forum for the promotion of the achievements of mobility impaired persons.
Ms. Wheelchair Virginia was established in 1974 and ran continuously through 1986. The non-profit organization was re-established in 2001.
MWVA is NOT a beauty pageant. It is an inspirational program dedicated to advocacy and focused on educating the public about the accomplishments, achievements, and needs of individuals with physical disabilities in order to influence attitudinal, architectural, and social change for all Virginians.