ITEM Coalition members include a diverse set of national disability organizations, aging organizations, consumer groups, voluntary health associations, and non-profit provider associations. Membership in the ITEM Coalition is open to all consumer and non-profit provider organizations without any requirement to contribute financially.

Steering Committee

Members of the ITEM Coalition Steering Committee are selected for their experience and leadership in the disability field. The Steering Committee meets monthly to discuss ongoing coalition objectives and to respond to new issues pertinent to the coalition’s priorities and individuals with disabilities and chronic conditions. The coalition holds an annual meeting to discuss policy priorities and subsequent advocacy strategies that the coalition will pursue. The current ITEM Coalition Steering Committee members are listed below:

Members of the ITEM Coalition

Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals


Adapted Physical Activity Council

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing


The ALS Association

American Academy of Audiology

American Academy of Neurology

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

American Academy of Physician Assistants

American Association for Homecare

American Association of People with Disabilities

American Association on Health and Disability

American Cochlear Implant Alliance

American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine

American Council of the Blind

American Diabetes Association

American Foundation for the Blind

American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association

American Music Therapy Association

American Network of Community Options And Resources

American Occupational Therapy Association

American Physical Therapy Association 

American Therapeutic Recreation Association

Amputee Coalition

The Arc of the United States

Assistive Technology Industry Association

Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Association for Persons in Supported Employment

Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Blinded Veterans Association

Brain Injury Association of America

Caregiver Action Network

Center for Disability and Health Policy

Center for Independent Living (Berkeley, CA)

Center for Medicare Advocacy

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

Clinician Task Force

Council of Citizens with Low Vision International

Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

Easter Seals

Epilepsy Foundation

Families USA

Goodwill Industries International, Inc.

Hearing Health Foundation

Hearing Loss Association of America

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults

Inclusion Research Institute

Independent Living Research Utilization

Institute For Matching Person And Technology

Lakeshore Foundation

Long Island Center For Independent Living, Inc.

Medicare Rights Center

Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

The Myositis Association

National Association for Home Care and Hospice

National Association for the Advancement Of Orthotics And Prosthetics

National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities

National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers 

National Council on Independent Living

National Disability Rights Network

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

National Organization on Disability

National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS)

National Respite Coalition

National Stroke Association

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America

Service Employees International Union

The Simon Foundation for Continence


Spina Bifida Association of America


Topeka Independent Living Resource Center

Unite 2 Fight Paralysis

United Cerebral Palsy

United Spinal Association