#Unite4CRT

Our Mission

Our mission is to join in Monthly Conversations as we share our lived experiences. Through our conversations we learn, laugh, collaborate, and educate each other in a welcoming and warm environment.

Register Now for “Conversations” – December 14th at 7 pm Eastern Time

Tis the Season of Giving and Finding Hope – Sharing Stories from 2021

Invite a friend to join us and we’ll send them a special invitation to the next “Conversations”

We are asking you to help us  in our efforts to grow! We have postcards for you to share with anyone you know who is already an advocate, activist, or simply wants a place to join with others to talk. Grab a few postcards to carry with you and let people know we want to see them online at our next monthly “Conversations”!

Unite4CRT "Conversations" is a place to share Our Stories. What's your story?

UNITE4CRT is a small group with an Extra Loud Voice.

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.

We want insurance companies, Medicare, Medicaid, and the general population to understand that our equipment is customized for the individual user and must be funded.

Our equipment is essential for independence and opportunities for a happy, healthy life.

Essential. Vital. Not Optional.

OUR BELIEFS

We believe that Mobility is a Human Right

We believe Mobility isIndependence

We believe a customized wheelchair seating system is Essential.

We believe we can influence policy change with OUR VOICE. OUR STORIES.

As CRT Users, Suppliers, Clinicians, Manufacturers, Caregivers, Family, and Friends UNITE in monthly Conversations, we share stories and provide education in a welcoming and supportive environment.

Mark your calendar for the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm ET. We hope to see you then!

Important Dates

  • November 16th at 7 pm ESTChanging the Medicare Language with Madonna Long
  • December 14th at 7 pm ESTTis the Season of Giving and Finding Hope - Sharing Stories from 2021, Special Guest Erika Bogan
  • January 25, 2022How Supply Chain Issuses Could Impact You
  • February 22, 202210 Things You Should Know About Your Supplier
  • March 29, 2022Health Insurance Advocacy
  • April 26, 2022From childhood to teen to adult: How do your wheelchair needs change?
  • May 24, 2022When your child is in a wheelchair - navigating the public school system
  • June 28, 2022On the move: an introduction to movement, adaptive sports, and recreational activities
  • July 26, 2022Navigating the complexities of personal care assistants and caregiving
  • August 30, 2022Understanding relationships, sexuality, intimacy, and finding the right person while living with a disability.
  • September 27, 2022Understanding the ADA: How to make it work for you!
  • October 25, 2022Smart Homes: How to Make Technology Work for You!

Testimonies

Codi Mendenhall

“Being a part of #Unite4CRT has given me the opportunity to educate myself and others about Complex Rehab Technology. My daughter Codi uses a power wheelchair which gives her freedom and independence.  It’s imperative we advocate and educate anyone who will listen about the necessity of CRT. I so appreciate the knowledge and enthusiasm of #Unite4CRT members!”

 

Jenny Siegle

“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.”

Chris Collin

“I believe that if you don’t voice your opinion then no one knows of the problem.  Being a part of this group allows me to fight for the things that I think will help not only myself but my fellow wheelchair users. I have talked with people that have been the voice in the past and I have heard what effect that has had over the years. I can only aspire to do the same. I hope I can  lead others to follow also, because together we can improve the lives of many.”

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