Lex Frieden

Lex Frieden

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lex Frieden is one of America's pre-eminent disability activists and leaders of the independent living movement. He is Professor of Health Informatics and of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is also Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine. From 2002 to 2006, he served as Chairman of the National Council on Disability (NCD), a presidentially appointed body. He was the 1998 winner of the prestigious Henry B. Betts Award for outstanding achievement in disability rights. In 1983, he was recognized as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans. As Senior Vice President of TIRR-MemorialHermann Hospital (formerly Texas Institute for Rehabilitation and Research) in Houston, Frieden directs the Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) program at TIRR. Frieden was one of the major figures behind the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. In his capacity of Executive Director of NCD in the mid-1980s, reporting to presidentially appointed Council members notably including Vice Chairman Justin Dart.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Lect Publishing
  • Saarbrucken, Germany
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136765993
  • 9786136765990