Planning for the 4th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill is well underway. This year’s event is scheduled for June 7-10, 2015, and promises to take on special importance in light of this year’s celebration of the 25th anniversary of the ADA.
The event will begin with a welcome reception on Sunday evening followed on Monday by a day of educational sessions, speaker presentations, advocacy training and new sponsor exhibits. This year’s event will be held at the new Marriott Marquis, just blocks from the White House and many other Washington, D.C., landmarks. On Tuesday attendees will storm Capitol Hill to meet with their representatives and advocate for the SCI/D community and policies that help us and the community. Among this year’s issues are: the need for greater access to individually-configured wheelchairs and assistive technologies, the provision of accessible transportation for all and increasing eligibility for community-based supports and services. As always, Tuesday is capped off with a very well-attended reception on Capitol Hill where we honor our Congressional champions and our own community advocates for all the great work that has been accomplished in the past year.
For more information: unitedspinal.org/events/roll-on-capitol-hill
A New Home Office
After almost 27 years in the neighborhood of East Elmhurst in the NYC borough of Queens, United Spinal Association moved into a new head office in late November. The new space is about eight miles southeast of the old location in Kew Gardens along Queens Boulevard, one of the borough’s central thoroughfares. The office had resided in the Bulova Corporate Center, once the manufacturing site of the Bulova watch company, since 1988. The staff is enjoying the many ameniti