1971 Sept. 14
Cambridge (Mass.) - Williams discusses his feelings on MRC which he feels thinks that any job is all right for a person with a disability and that so long as they are working and off state assistance they are rehabilitated. He thinks MRC has difficulty especially educating and training people with severe physical disabilities and more specifically people in wheelchairs. Williams talks about how MRC seems to have no inter... more
Massachusetts Association of Paraplegics, Inc.
Massachusetts - Providing information concerning services available for people with disabilities in Massachusetts and especially the services available to people who have a spinal cord injury. The booklet is divided into three topics: services, equipment, and published material. Each topic is further divided into several sections. Services include information on architectural barriers, housing, drivers with disabilit... more
1992 Jan. 8
Bartels, Elmer C.
Boston (Mass.) - Regarding the establishment of a waiting list for funded vocational rehabilitation services through the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. Bartels says they will continue to serve clients with services which are basic to the rehabilitation process.
1972 July 7
Massachusetts - Approving Travers's eligibility for Disability Assistance. Describes the reason for the decision and who was present at the fair hearing. Travers is a paraplegic and returned to the Massachusetts Hospital School for a post graduate course when he was denied Disability Assistance.
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.
Rehabilitation Council United Community Services
Draft of a chart with services required for rehabilitation services. This is considered in terms of the optimum function of the individual, change or maintain the condition, and levels of function. Numbers are assigned to the continuum with explanations in each level, and definitions and explanations on the far right of the page.
1972 Feb. 2
Remmes, Harold S.
Philadelphia (Pa.) - Discussing the emergence of grassroots consumer led organizations for people with disabilities and the development of a coalition of these groups working collaboratively in Massachusetts (MCOH). Describing consumer participation in government and on commissions and boards as well as the road blocks barring serious progress. Urging Rehabilitation Research & Training Programs to seriously consider the s... more
1969 Dec. 8
National Paraplegia Foundation
Chicago (Ill.) - The National Paraplegia Foundation is establishing an endowment to provide an award for recognizing scientists researching a cure for paraplegia, developing programs directed at improved care and rehabilitation for victims of spinal cord injury, and meets with chapters and affiliates to provide members with ideas, encouragement, and guidance regarding accommodation for wheelchair living. Discusses the... more