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

Access Ready

Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (ASCIP)


Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Allies for Independence

All Wheels Up

The ALS Association

American Academy of Audiology

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)

American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA)

American Association for Homecare

American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD)

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

American Cochlear Implant Alliance (ACI Alliance)

American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM)

American Council of the Blind (ACB)

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

American Heart Association (AHA)

American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF)

American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA)

American Music Therapy Association

American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR)

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

American Optometric Association (AOA)

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA)

Amputee Coalition

The Arc of the United States

Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)

Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER)

Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE)

Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP)

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN)

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)

Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN)

Blinded Veterans Association (BVA)

Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)

The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis

Caregiver Action Network

Center for Independent Living (Berkeley, CA)

Center for Medicare Advocacy

Child Neurology Foundation

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

Clinician Task Force

Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI)

Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR)

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF)


Epilepsy Foundation

Families USA

Goodwill Industries International, Inc.

Hearing Loss Association of America

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults

Institute For Matching Person And Technology

Lakeshore Foundation

Lighthouse Guild International

Long Island Center For Independent Living, Inc.

Medicare Rights Center

Medical Device Manufacturers Association

Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

Michigan Disability Rights Coalition

Muscular Dystrophy Association

The Myositis Association

National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC)

National Association for the Advancement Of Orthotics And Prosthetics (NAAOP)

National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD)

National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies (NARA)

National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers  (NARRTC)

National Coalition for Assistive & Rehab Technology (NCART)

National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)

National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)

National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS)

National Organization on Disability (NOD)

National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS)

National Respite Coalition

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)

Prevent Blindness

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)

The Simon Foundation for Continence

Society of Health and Physician Educators (SHAPE America)


Spina Bifida Association

Support Sight Foundation


Team Gleason

Topeka Independent Living Resource Center

Unite 2 Fight Paralysis (U2FP)

United Cerebral Palsy

United Spinal Association

The Viscardi Center

The Vision Council

VisionServe Alliance