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#WeAreEssential: Tell Congress to Include the Paralysis Community in COVID-19 Relief Bills

Congress has passed several bills to respond to the coronavirus pandemic – but actions to date have not sufficiently addressed the critical needs of people with disabilities, their families, and the direct support professional workforce.

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Advocate for the Rights of Disabled Travelers

Advocate for the Rights of Disabled Travelers

It is our hope that even more of the disability-related provisions in S.1318, especially those related to better enforcement and increased airplane access, will be added to the Senate bill.

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Advocacy priorities

>Policy Priorities

Legislative, regulatory, and scientific advancements must be complemented by sound public policy and advocacy.

>Civil Rights and ADA

Learn more about the ADA, Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act, and other Reeve Foundation advocacy initiatives.

>Health care coverage and rehabilitation

Understand the issues that impact health care coverage and rehabilitation.

>Wheelchairs and equipment

Learn more about competitive bidding and Complex Rehabilitation Technology, two key issues affecting our community today.

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Lend your voice to our initiatives and make a difference for people living with paralysis, their families and caregivers.

>President's budget eliminates PRC funding: Act now!

We must band together to ensure that Congress restores and protects all future funding!

Advocacy Achievements

Over 20 years of paralysis advocacy

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