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October 28, 1944


JAMA. 1944;126(9):577. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850440049016

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Washington Letter  (From a Special Correspondent)Oct. 23 1944.

Federal-State Program of Vocational Rehabilitation  Details of the expanded vocational rehabilitation program under the Federal Security Agency, recently initiated by Congress in amendments to the Vocational Rehabilitation Act (Public Law 113, 78th Congress) were outlined for The Journal today. They provide for federal aid to enable state boards of vocational education and state agencies for the blind to furnish disabled persons with all services necessary to render them employable or more advantageously employable. These services include medical and surgical care, hospitalization, physical and occupational therapy, prosthetic appliances, vocational counseling and training, maintenance during training, occupational tools and equipment, placement in employment and other necessary services.Mentally as well as physically disabled persons are now eligible for rehabilitation. Except for certain groups of war disabled civilians and federal employees injured in line of duty, persons receiving physical restoration services or maintenance grants

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