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Invitation to a June 27 Capitol Hill Briefing on “The Value of Rehabilitation and Habilitation Services and Devices”



Tuesday, June 27, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room SD-106

Congressional Luncheon Briefing
Three national consumer-driven coalitions, along with 60 consumer,
clinician, and membership organizations cordially invite you to a
Congressional Luncheon Briefing on

“The Value of Rehabilitation and Habilitation Services and Devices”

– U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)
– U.S. Representative Brian Mast (R-FL)
– Eric LeGrand, Former Rutgers football star with spinal cord injury
– Roseann Sdoia, Boston bombing survivor
– Isabella Smith, child with developmental disability who uses speech

Briefing Contents
– The impact of rehabilitation and habilitation services and therapies
– The impact of prosthetics, orthotics, durable medical equipment, and
other assistive devices
– Rehabilitation’s impact on injured military personnel and veterans
– Personal testimonials of injury, habilitation, rehabilitation, and

Demonstrations of Assistive Devices and Technologies
– Cutting-edge prosthetic limbs, exoskeletal orthoses, complex rehab
technology and cochlear implants will be demonstrated

What: Congressional Briefing on the Value of Rehabilitation and Habilitation

When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room SD-106

Complimentary lunch will be served beginning at Noon.
(This event is intended to comply with the widely attended event exceptions.
If you have questions about attending the event, please reach out to your
respective ethics committees.)

RSVP: Please RSVP to [email protected]
Space is limited and reservations will be made on a first-come, first-serve

Congressional Briefing Sponsoring and Endorsing Organizations

Sponsoring Organizations:

– American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
– American Association on Health and Disability
– American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
– American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association
– American Occupational Therapy Association
– American Physical Therapy Association
– American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
– American Therapeutic Recreation Association
– American Music Therapy Association
– Amputee Coalition
– The Arc of the United States
– Brain Injury Association of America
– Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
– National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics
– National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology
– National Multiple – Sclerosis Society
– United Spinal Association

Endorsing Organizations

– Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals
– American Academy of Neurology
– American Association of People with Disabilities
– American Cochlear Implant Alliance
– American Foundation for the Blind
– American Heart Association / American Stroke Association
– American Network of Community Options and Resources
– American Spinal Injury Association
– Assistive Technology Industry Association
– Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually
– Association of Academic Physiatrists
– Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs
– Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
– Association of University Centers on Disabilities
– Autism Speaks
– Caregiver Action Network
– Center for Medicare Advocacy
– Clinician Task Force
– Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
– Easterseals
– Falling Forward Foundation
– Family Voices
– Hearing Loss Association of America
– The Institute for Matching Person & Technology
– Lakeshore Foundation
– The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
– The Myositis Association
– National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental
Disability Directors
– National Association for Rural Mental Health
– National Association of Social Workers
– National Association of State Head Injury Administrators
– National Council on Independent Living
– National Disability Rights Network
– National Rehabilitation Association
– Paralyzed Veterans of America
– Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North
– The Simon Foundation for Continence
– Spina Bifida Association
– Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation
– Unite 2 Fight Paralysis
– United Cerebral Palsy

Please visit our website at:

1501 M Street, NW
7th Floor
Washington, DC 20005-1700
e-mail: [email protected]
(800) 622-6740
(202) 624-0064 Phone
(202) 785-1756 Fax


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