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COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC WELFARE

HARRISON A. WILLIAMS, JR., New Jersey, Chairman JENNINGS RANDOLPH, West Virginia JACOB K. JAVITS, New York CLAIBORNE PELL, Rhode Island

PETER H. DOMINICK, Colorado EDWARD M. KENNEDY, Massachusetts RICHARD S. SCHWEIKER, Pennsylvania GAYLORD NELSON, Wisconsin

ROBERT TAFT, JR., Ohio WALTER F. MONDALE, Minnesota

J. GLENN BEALL, JR., Maryland
THOMAS F, EAGLETON, Missouri

ROBERT T, STAFFORD, Vermont
ALAN CRANSTON, California
HAROLD E. HUGHES, Iowa
WILLIAM D. HATHAWAY, Maine

MARIO T. Noto, Staff Director
ROBERT E. NAGLE, General Counsel
ROBERT R. HUMPHREYS, Special Counsel
ROY H. MILLENSON, Minority Staff Director

EUGENE MITTELMAN, Minority Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE HANDICAPPED

JENNINGS RANDOLPH, West Virginia, Chairman ALAN CRANSTON, California

ROBERT T. STAFFORD, Vermont HARRISON A. WILLIAMS, JR., New Jersey ROBERT TAFT, JR., Ohio CLAIBORNE PELL, Rhode Island

RICHARD S. SCHWEIKER, Pennsylvania
EDWARD M. KENNEDY, Massachusetts J. GLENN BEALL, JR., Maryland
WALTER F. MONDALE, Minnesota
WILLIAM D. HATHAWAY, Maine

Mrs. PATRIA FORSYTHE, Professional Staff Member
Roy H, MILLENSON, Minority Professional Staff Member

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CONTENTS

CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF WITNESSES

156

Bentsen, Hon. Lloyd, a U.S. Senator from the State of Texas.-

Carlucci, Hon. Frank C., Under Secretary, Department of Health, Edu-

cation, and Welfare, accompanied by James Dwight, Administrator of

Social and Rehabilitation Service; Stanley Thomas, Assistant Secretary

for Human Development; Dr. Andrew Adams, Commissioner of Reha-

bilitation Services Administration; and Martin Gerry, Deputy Director,

Office for Civil Rights----

Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation, prepared

statement

Department of Rehabilitation, State of California, Health and Welfare

Agency, prepared statement...

Dwight, James S., Jr., Administrator, SRS, and Andrew S. Adams, Com-

missioner, RSA, joint statement-
Illinois Council COPH, member, Council of National Congress of Organiza-

tions of the Physically Handicapped (with enclosure) prepared state-
ment ---

International Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, prepared statement-

Lowman, Dr. Edward, chairman, legislation committee, on behalf of the

American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the American Acad-

emy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, prepared statement-

National Rehabilitation Association, prepared statement-

National Rehabilitation Counseling Association, prepared statement--

Roberts, Charles L., L.H.D., executive vice president, International Asso-

ciation of Rehabilitation Facilities, prepared statement.---
Ross, E. Clarke, Federal programs consultant, UCPA Washington Office on

behalf of the United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc., prepared state-

ment

Schloss, Irvin P., coordinator of governmental relations, representing the

American Foundation for the Blind, American Association of Workers

for the Blind, and Blinded Veterans Association..

302

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Articles, publications, etc. :

Page

Adams, Dr. Andrews S., Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services Ad-

ministration, résumé of..

32

Babington, Wallace K., Director, Office for the Handicapped, Office

of the Secretary, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare,

résumé of -

67

Introductory remarks of Senator Stafford on S. 3108, from the Con-
gressional Record-Senate, March 5, 1974.-.

14
Memorandum: Clearance of proposed regulations to implement the

Rehabilitation Act of 1973, from Galen D. Powers, Assistant General
Counsel, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, May 20,
1974

74

"New Leadership Image for the Physically Handicapped”, by Andrew

S. Adams, from Adult Leadership, June 1973_-

49

Testimony submitted by group organizations, and public witnesses-- 273

“The New Forgotten Americans: A Critique and Case History of

Public Law 93–112", by Frank Rodio, Jr., planning aide, Camden

County, N.J., Department of Planning---

293

Communications to:

Cranston, Hon. Alan, a U.S. Senator from the State of California,

from:

Kurzman, Stephen Assistant Secretary for Legislation, Depart-

ment of Health, Education, and Welfare, July 24, 1974 (with

attachment)

57

Nelson, Alan C., director, Department of Rehabilitation, State of
California, Health and Welfare Agency, June 24, 1974--

310

Weinberger, Hon. Casper W., Secretary, Department of Health,

Education and Welfare, August 9, 1974.--

23

Randolph, Hon. Jennings, a U.S. Senator from the State of West

Virginia, from:

Funk, Thorold S., president, and C. Owen Pollard, president-

elect, Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilita-

tion, Washington, D.C., July 9, 1974.

279

Hall, Fletcher R., executive director, National Rehabilitation

Counseling Association, June 25, 1974.-

300

Hampton, Ralph, president, Georgia Rehabilitation Association,

Georgia Rehabilitation Center, Warm Springs, Ga., June 26,
1974

301

Lowman, Dr. Edward, chairman, Legislation Committee, Amer-

ican Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, legislative liaison,

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,

June 26, 1974.

308

Whitten, E. B., executive director, and Fred R. Tammen, legisla-

tive analyst, National Rehabilitation Association, Washington,
D.C., July 2, 1974.--

275
Questions and answers :

Department of Health, Education, and Welfare answers to questions
from Senator Cranston (with attachments).

81, 125

us.--

313

527

599

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REHABILITATION ACT AMENDMENTS OF 1974

THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1974

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U.S. SENATE,
SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE HANDICAPPED OF THE
COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC WELFARE,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 10 a.m., room 4232, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Senator Alan Cranston presiding pro tempore.

Present: Senators Randolph, Cranston, and Stafford. Senator CRANSTox. The hearing will please come to order. Chairman Randolph has been delayed, but will hopefully be with us a bit later.

This morning we are receiving testimony on S. 3108, S. 3381, H.R. 14225, and related measures to extend and improve the vocational rehabilitation program,

As I was in 1972 and 1973, I am very privileged to have been asked by Senator Randolph, the permanent chairman of the Subcommittee on the Handicapped, to chair the subcommittee for purposes of consideration of this legislation, which would amend the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Public Law 92-112), on which Senator Randolph, Senator Stafford, Senator Williams, and I and other committee members collaborated so closely.

On May 21, 1974, the House passed H.R. 14225 to extend the authorization of appropriations for all of the programs authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 by 1 year through fiscal year 1976 and to

1 specify an authorization figure for the basic State grant program of $720 million as compared to the figure for fiscal year 1975 of $680 million.

Earlier this year, on March 5, 1974, Senator Stafford had introduced S. 3108 to transfer the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), which is the principal agency carrying out the basic vocational rehabilitation program under the Rehabilitation Act within HEW, to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Human Development. The House passed bill, H.R. 14225, proposed to remove RSA from the Social and Rehabilitation Service (SRS) and make it report directly to the Office of the Secretary.

The intention of both of these reorganizations was to remove RSA from SRS.

Senator Randolph, Senator_Williams, Senator Mondale, Senator Javits, Senator Taft, Senator Beall, and í all joined Senator Stafford in cosponsoring this measure. [The bills referred to follow:]

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93D CONGRESS

2D SESSION

S. 3108

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

MARCH 5, 1974 Mr. STAFFORD (for himself, Mr. RANDOLPH, Mr. Beall, Mr. CRANSTON, Mr.

Javits, Mr. MONDALE, Mr. Taft, and Mr. WILLIAMS) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare

A BILL

To amend the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

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Be it enacted by the Seriate and House of Representa2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

3 That the first sentence of section 3 (a) of the Rehabilitation

4 Act of 1973 is amended by inserting after the word “in” 5 the following: "the Office of Human Development of”.

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