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Capitol Correspondence - 07.17.17

HAB Congressional Briefing Highlights

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On June 27, the HAB coalition, in coordination with other organizations, held a Congressional briefing featuring several lawmakers and individuals to share information on the importance of rehabilitation and habilitation services and devices. (See WICs article, “ANCOR Joins Coalitions in Endorsing Congressional Briefing on Rehabilitation, Habilitation,” June 25, 2017.) 
 
The line-up of panelists was:
 
  • Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)
    • For a highlight of her speech, click here.
  • Representative Glenn Thompson (R-PA)
    • For a highlight of his speech, click here.
  • Eric LeGrand, former Rutgers football star with spinal cord injury
    • For a highlight of his speech, click here.
  • Roseann Sdoia, Boston Marathon bombing survivor
    • For a highlight of her speech, click here.
  • Lisa Smith, mother of child with developmental disability who uses habilitation therapy
    • For a highlight of her speech, click here.
  • Gregory J. O’Shanick, MD, President and Medical Director, Center for Neurorehabilitation Service
    • For a highlight of his speech, click here.
  • Peter Thomas, Principal, Powers Law, and Coordinator of the CPR, HAB and ITEM Coalitions
    • For a highlight of his speech, click here.

A press release detailing the event as well as video clips from featured speakers and other information is available here