United Spinal logs 200 congressional visits with ROCH

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Friday, June 16, 2017

WASHINGTON – United Spinal Association and more than 150 wheelchair users, clinicians, partners and disability advocates from 35 states gathered in Washington, D.C., June 11-14 for the 6th annual Roll on Capitol Hill to discuss improving disability policies with key congressional leaders. During the event, attendees took part in more than 200 congressional office visits, meeting face to face with their representatives and other key contacts to discuss their unique challenges living with a disability and to advocate for a number of issues, including improved access to the complex rehab technology that wheelchair users rely on to live active and healthy lifestyles. Among the speakers at the event was Don Clayback, executive director of NCART, who, along with Jose Hernandez, a program specialist with the association, and Rick Hayden, president of the association’s California chapter, provided an update on legislation to create a separate benefit for complex rehab technology.