The United Spinal Association will host its 4th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill Legislative and Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. from June 7 to 10. The event will be held at the Marriott Marquis, which is located only blocks away from the White House and many other famous Washington landmarks. This year’s event will take on special importance because 2015 is the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Roll on Capitol Hill is an annual legislative advocacy event that addresses issues affecting the health, independence, and quality of life of people with spinal cord injuries and disorders. The event brings together members of the United Spinal Association’s 47 chapters, 200 support groups, and over a million individuals from across the United States who are affected by spinal cord injuries and disorders. The Roll on Capitol Hill will include a variety of events, such as education sessions, speaker panels and presentations, advocacy training, and a sponsor expo.
Representatives of the United Spinal Association will meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to advocate for the SCI/D community. They plan to take up issues such as the need for better access to individually-configured wheelchairs and assistive technologies, accessible transportation, and community-based supports and services.
The United Spinal Association will give awards to members of Congress who have worked on behalf of individuals with spinal cord injuries and disorders. The group will also host an advocate recognition breakfast to honor the accomplishments of individuals who have worked to bring about changes to improve the lives of people with SCI/D.
The United Spinal Association was founded in 1946 to provide advocacy and direct services to people affected by spinal cord injuries and disorders. The organization works on behalf of people with multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, and ALS and disabled veterans. We support their valuable work and tireless efforts on behalf of the SCI/D community across the country.