UNITE4CRT is a small group with an Extra Loud Voice.
We want to encourage every person who is a wheelchair user, supplier, therapist, caregiver, and friend to use our voices as a catalyst for change.
What kind of change are we talking about?
We want everyone to think about mobility as a human right.
This includes insurance companies, Medicare, Medicaid, businesses, housing authorities, schools, communities, and _________ (you fill in the blank).
We want the community to appreciate that complex rehab technology (CRT) is equipment that is medically necessary and individually configured. It can be manual wheelchairs, power wheelchair systems, adaptive seating systems, alternative positioning systems, and other mobility devices that require evaluation, fitting, configuration, adjustment, or programming.
This equipment is essential for independence and opportunities for a happy, healthy life.
Join us as we bridge the gap between the perception and the reality of living with a disability.
As CRT Users, we UNITE with suppliers, manufacturers, clinicians, caregivers, family, and friends in monthly Virtual Town Hall meetings to share our stories in a welcoming and supportive environment.
Let’s make a difference!
Jenny Siegle has been awarded the 2020 NRRTS Consumer Advocate of the Year Award. Jenny has been an enthusiastic CRT advocate for over 10 years, fighting diligently for every bill that has been introduced in Washington D.C.
Jenny helped to form the coalition, #Unite4CRT, and has been a driving force in planning the monthly town hall meeting topics and discussions. As the host for these meetings, Jenny initiates and encourages discussion for a diverse audience. She embodies the group’s mission, “to provide an outlet for CRT Users to share unique stories and educate through personal experience”.
- Tuesday, August 24th at 7 pm ET Authentic Inclusion with Frances West
- Thursday, September 23rd from 9 am - 7 pm ETCRT Awareness Day
- October 19th at 7 pm ESTCome Roll with Me! Special Guest Cathy Carver
- November 16th at 7 pm EST2022 Planning Session - Where will we go in 2022?
- December 14th at 7 pm ESTUnite4CRT Christmas Special
- January 20222022 Kick-Off
“You ask my why I advocate? I advocate because I have seen the difference CRT equipment makes in my life compared to lesser quality equipment. My wheelchair is specially configured for me and as a result, I live independently.”
“Advocating for access to complex rehab technology has become a very important part of my life. The work that I do not only benefits myself, but others in similar situations and others that might not know they will need to utilize that type of equipment sometime in their lives.”
“If we don’t fight for our rights to CRT, nobody else will. In addition, it’s up to us to explain CRT to the able-bodied population. If our bills are to have success in the house and senate, we’ll need everybody’s support.”