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Texas Legislative Council, Study Committee on Programs for the Handicapped Public Hearing Audiotapes, 1970
Creator: Texas. Legislature. Legislative Council. Study Committee on Programs for the Handicapped
Title: Legislative Council Study Committee on Programs for the Handicapped public hearing audiotapes
Abstract: In 1969, the Texas Legislative Council Study Committee on Programs for the Handicapped was formed (Senate Concurrent Resolution 31, 61st Texas Legislature, Regular Session) to conduct a comprehensive study of services and rehabilitative programs for Texans with disabilities, with a focus on vocational needs. The study addressed the federal requirement for continued statewide studies of the needs of people with disabilities in order for Texas to continue to receive federal funds in support of state vocational rehabilitation programs. Records of the committee consist of six audiotape recordings of three public hearings held by the committee’s citizens advisory commission on November 5 and December 3-4, 1970. According to the label of an empty audiotape box, additional hearings were held in El Paso on November 16-17, 1970. “Handicapped” was the term commonly used at the time for people with disabilities. The recordings are in chronological order.