Rehabilitation, a Focus for Community Organization: The Development of New York Service for Orthopedically Handicapped, 1901–1964
Before the twentieth century efforts in Rehabilitation were directed toward the development of treatment facilities for the provision of basic medical care. Later social welfare organizations undertook to point up unmet needs of the handicapped, and in some instances to support services to meet these needs. Before the first quarter of this century was over, lay and professional leadership also promoted and obtained an increasing number of public services. In recent years, with many of the essential functions of Rehabilitation being supported by government, the voluntary agencies have begun to develop an overall community scheme so that professional skills and agency prerogatives might be more effectively meshed and/or coordinated in the best interests of the individual served.
American studies|Disability studies|Social work
Drover, Glenn Gordon, "Rehabilitation, a Focus for Community Organization: The Development of New York Service for Orthopedically Handicapped, 1901–1964" (1965). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI31050581.