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All eyes on House bill for manual accessories

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11/22/2017

WASHINGTON – With the clock ticking on 2017, stakeholders have zeroed in on increasing the number of co-sponsors for a bill in the House of Representatives that would protect accessories for complex rehab manual wheelchairs.

Madeline Delp on ‘living life harder’ in a wheelchair

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11/21/2017

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Madeline Delp, 2017 Ms. Wheelchair USA, has been known to speak at a state HME association meeting and have lunch with stakeholders like AAHomecare’s Laura Williard.

UPitt’s Dr. Cooper wins ‘Oscar’ of gov’t service

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11/21/2017

WASHINGTON – Dr. Rory Cooper has a long list of credentials and achievements, but what he’s looking forward to most about his most recent award is the platform it provides for talking about people with disabilities.

Buy the book: Therapists publish guide

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11/21/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – There’s a new Bible on seating and mobility.

AAH council spells it out

New white paper highlights importance of both complex rehab, standard mobility
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11/17/2017

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s Complex Rehab and Mobility Council this month published a short white paper that outlines the differences between complex rehab and standard mobility products in grids and photos.

Researchers add ‘teeth’ to standards for wheelchairs

‘We want to translate standards into strategies and techniques for selecting products based on performance’
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11/10/2017

PITTSBURGH – Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have secured a nearly $5 million grant to continue their work developing standards to improve product quality and safety for wheelchairs.

NRRTS updates website

Enhancements include list of case studies, online renewals
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10/27/2017

LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS has a new mobile-friendly website that’s easier to navigate and, well, plain easier on the eyes, says Executive Director Weesie Walker.

Q&A: Mary Ellen Buning, RESNA president-elect

‘I see technology as an enabler’
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10/20/2017

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA’s recent annual conference highlighted disability as a functional limitation as much as a diagnosis-driven condition.

First-person account: Anne Kieschnik

Houston has a big heart
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10/20/2017

HOUSTON – Anne Kieschnik has worked in the complex rehab industry for more than 38 years and has lived in Houston her whole life.

She’s no stranger to hurricanes and tropical storms, but Hurricane Harvey in August packed a punch like she’d never seen before.

Telemed to the rescue

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10/20/2017

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. – An important part of the growth strategy of CHAS Group is what Cindi Petito calls “telemed.”

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