1970 Nov. 3
Durot, Marcel C.
Report of a meeting at which it was agreed that a recognized medical group as a sponsor is necessary to "establish a coordinating function for the development of a spinal cord injury system" as based on the study by Graham Sharman and Kenneth Owen. The system needs to be financed by the federal government. The group is looking into working with the Tri-State Medical Program in Boston.
1970 Dec. 16
Chicago (Ill.) - Concerning a meeting of the Board of Consultants to the Veterans Administration Spinal Cord Injury Service where Barrie was asked to present a synopsis on the Spinal Cord Management Study; three of the nine members of the Board felt that the conclusion the report came to was not valid. These three said there were satisfactory services to be established with little difficulty, which Barrie disagrees wi... more
1992 Jan. 23
Lynn (Mass.) - Stewart asks for assistance with the budget issue the Independent Living Center of the North Shore Inc. will be receiving tot its Vocational Rehabilitation contract. Stewart describes the services that will need to be cut if they lose this money.
1992 Jan. 13
Winske, John E.
Boston (Mass.) - Winske requests a waiver of the 10% budget cut for purchase of service contracts because f the uniqueness of the Massachusetts Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities and the type of contract. The major product of the contract is a two-day consumer conference which consumes a large part of the budget.
1992 Jan. 22
Brookline (Mass.) - Concerning a 10% budget cut on the contract between the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission and the Boston Self Help Center. Gilbert explains that they rely on the contract to help sustain them and the services they offer, referrals from MRC counselors has declined, and the MRC fee for service income has fallen dramatically. Gilbert asks for assistance in this matter.
1971 Jan. 20
Giraud, Daniel S.
Chesterland (Ohio) - Giraud, a paraplegic from California, asks Bartels for information regarding regulations of the Medical Assistance Program and the Aid for the Totally Disabled Program in Massachusetts. He became a paraplegic while "submitting to radical surgery to help correct a deformed spine." He would like an evaluation of his condition to be done by Dr. England at Massachusetts General Hospital, but requires havi... more
1969 July 15
Countee, Thomas H.
Washington (D.C.) - Mick Countee writes to ask for assistance in obtaining supplementary financial assistance for graduate study at Harvard University Graduate School of Business. Countee is a quadriplegic who needs an attendant to help him bathe, dress, and get around campus, which increases his financial needs.
1969 Sept. 9
Bartels, Elmer C.
Concerning the difficulties people with disabilities in the United States face in obtaining health and life insurance, with available insurance having a prohibitive premium or policies which do not cover difficulties from an existing disability. Bartels believes if the insurance industry took the time to investigate the field, they would see that people with disabilities would not be an undue liabilit... more
1969 July 15
Countee, Thomas H.
Washington (D.C.) - Concerning Mick Countee seeking assistance in obtaining supplementary financial assistance for graduate study. Countee needs financial assistance so that he can have an attendant while living on campus and he intends to find the cheapest housing that accommodate a wheelchair user.
1970 June 27
Remmes, Harold S.
Somerville (Mass.) - Discussing the communication gap between rehabilitation professionals and consumers. Suggesting work be done to foster closer working relationships between the professional and the recipient of services.