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ERIC Number: ED177825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Pages: 65
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Right and Not a Privilege.
Shaw, Mollie
The author reviews the history, philosophy, and administrative organization of New York City's Mayor's Office for the Handicapped (MOH). The office's bill of rights is set forth and its activities in advocacy, particularly for physically handicapped people are recounted. The beginnings of the MOH are traced from reactions to a 1967 order to ban parking in the midtown area with no exceptions made for handicapped drivers. Building blocks of the office are explained to include special projects and working committees, referral and followup, legislation and grant efforts, and fact finding and public information. The MOH's achievements and limitations are discussed. Future efforts and implications of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are considered. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Mayor's Office for the Handicapped, NY.
Identifiers: Mayors Office for the Handicapped; New York (New York); Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)
Note: A Report on New York City's Mayor's Office for the Handicapped.