WASHINGTON – Jenny Lieberman, an OT, and Erin Michael, a PT, hope to raise $12,000 to help cover travel costs for a half a dozen disability advocates to attend the United Spinal Association’s Roll on Capital Hill, June 7-10 in Washington, DC.
Joe Gaskins coordinated a project to move Keiko, the orca of Free Willy fame, to freedom in Iceland. Now, Gaskins, the new president and CEO of the United Spinal Association, is ready for a different challenge.
WASHINGTON – Activists who rolled into Washington, D.C., June 22-24 found that advocacy efforts are paying off, as more congressional offices are well versed in the issues facing people with disabilities, including the need for a separate benefit for complex rehab.
The United Spinal Association recently tapped wheelchair user and advocate Jenn Wolff to lead its UsersFirst program. She spoke with HME News about what started her on a path of advocacy and what’s on deck for the Jackson Heights, N.Y.-based association.