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Stakeholders ‘come together’ for awareness week

October 1, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – About 95 organizations participated in National CRT Awareness Week, which was held the week of Sept. 20 in concert with the Virtual CRT Congressional Fly-in, says Mickae Lee.  Last year, the event drew about 60 organizations.  “It’s really exciting to see that growth,” said Lee, the associate director of NCART, which organized the event with NRRTS. “We weren’t really sure about having the fly-in as part of CRT Awareness Week, but there...

2021 CRT Virtual COngressional FLy-In, Complex Rehab, National CRT Awareness Week


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NCART, NRRTS announce virtual fly-in

July 12, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – NCART and NRRTS will host a Virtual CRT Congressional Fly-in on Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. as part of National CRT Awareness Week. “Every year we hold a CRT-focused Washington, D.C., event that keeps CRT advocates connected with Capitol Hill to talk about issues impacting access for people with disabilities,” NCART stated in an announcement. “We’re excited to offer the opportunity to deliver these important messages without asking attendees to leave...

Complex Rehab, Lobbying, National CRT Awareness Week, NCART, NRRTS


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Stakeholders hold on to momentum for accessories

August 30, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - Stakeholders hope the groundwork they laid during National CRT Awareness Week will pay off when Congress is back in session the week of Sept. 9.Don Clayback says the industry's efforts to protect reimbursement for accessories for manual complex rehab wheelchairs got a boost Aug. 19-23 from visits and calls with members of Congress and their staff, support from more than 30 organizations and buzz on social media.“CRT Week was a good reminder for people to reach back out to their...

Complex Rehab, National CRT Awareness Week, NCART


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Welcome to National CRT Awareness Week

August 19, 2019HME News Staff

You probably can feel it in the air. You're sensing that this is not just any ordinary day and you're right. Since it's Monday, we'll help explain that feeling. Today, Aug. 19, is the first day of National CRT Awareness Week. National CRT Awareness Week is being held to increase awareness of what Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) is, the important role it plays in the health and independence of children and adults with disabilities, and the need for Congress to pass pending legislation to protect CRT...

Complex Rehab, Legislation, Manual Wheelchairs, National CRT Awareness Week


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Video commemorates ADA

August 18, 2015HME News Staff

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. - NCART has released a seven-minute video honoring National CRT Awareness Week and commemorating the 25th anniversary of the ADA. “Complex Rehab Technology: 25 Years after the Americans with Disabilities Act” includes historical footage, as well as commentary from former Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, highlighting the importance of preserving access to complex rehab products. “While the passage of the ADA was a great achievement, if people with disabilities can't access...

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NCART schedules awareness week

August 1, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - NCART has declared the week of Aug. 18-24 National CRT Awareness Week. The group is calling on stakeholders to reach out to members of Congress during the August recess to help secure more support for bills to create a separate benefit for complex rehab. There are currently 146 co-sponsors for H.R. 942 and 19 co-sponsors for S. 948, according to an NCART bulletin. “We are gaining ground, but to continue making progress, we need CRT stakeholders to get their member's attention and...

National CRT Awareness Week, NCART


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