Susan Sklaroff-Van Hook to Represent JFS at Jewish Disability Advocacy Day

Susan Sklaroff-Van Hook, clinical coordinator and resource specialist at Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley, will participate in the seventh annual Jewish Disability Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill on Feb. 2.

The event is hosted by the Jewish Federations of North America and supported by Jewish agencies and organizations nationwide.

Approximately 130 people are expected to attend, including Federation and agency employees, lay leaders, members of the disability community and citizens who feel strongly about the issues at hand.

Several speakers are scheduled to address issues in the new administration and Congress, including specifically block granting of Medicaid and changes to Medicaid and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Education and Reform Act.

The day will culminate in a congressional luncheon where attendees will have the opportunity to personally lobby members of Congress from both political parties to advocate for disability rights.