1981 Apr. 15
Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010
Somerville (Mass.) - Updates on Chamberlin's back problems and a trip to Washinton, D.C. Expressing frustration with society's attitudes towards people with disabilities and Chamberlin's personal struggle acquiring services. Discussing the halfway house at which Knútsson works and goings on in the Danish movement. Relating family details and similarities with Knuttson.
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
O'Brien, Thomas C.
Bedford (Mass.) - Describing the purpose, definitions, objectives, and functions, and staffing of an office for people with physical disabilities, with the main goal that the office "act as the chief planning and coordinating group" for facilitating services for people with disabilities.
Hayes, David P.
Milford (Mass.) - Regarding a dinner meeting sponsored by MAP of which the main point was the need for cooperation between agencies that deal with people with disabilities, professional rehabilitation personnel, legislature, the public, and people with disabilities in Massachusetts. Hayes discusses some of the speakers at the meeting and the programs being planned dealing with medical services, education, employment, h... more
Boston Center for Independent Living
Boston (Mass.) - Concerning the purpose of the Boston Center for Independent Living, which is to promote individuals with severe physical disabilities, provide an encouraging living environment, and facilitate a number of goals for its residents.
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
Massachusetts - Provides information on the programs and services offered by MRC with specific sections on the Vocational Rehabilitation Division, the Independent Living Division, and the Disability Determination Services Division.
1992 Jan. 24
Bartels, Elmer C.
Boston (Mass.) - Concerning the waiting list for the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission's Vocational Rehabilitation Program. The waiting list is for paid services directly funded by MRC. Bartels explains that MRC is ahead on spending for the financial year and states the additional amount of funds needed to serve clients in their delivery system. Chart with annual statistics and expenditures for the Vocational Re... 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.