Hopefully another successful week of rehabilitation accomplished! This week thought I would include some interesting snippets from the 1953 VR REACH publication and also some from 1972, since there are some of you still on staff that would remember some of the individuals featured from the last articles published.
To get a sense of the makeup of individuals that our agency used to serve, check this out:
Our Business Relations Representatives might appreciate this from 1953. Early marketing approaches for individuals with disabilities and what they offer the NC Economy. I believe many of these marketing points remain valid today, but with renewed language.
And they thought they were in a healthcare cost crisis then (1953)….
From 1972 Edition:
This Gentleman George Parrish worked at the State Office when I was here and retired at least 10 years ago.
For the Vocational Evaluators among us--- Yes VEWAA was active then too! Some of us received training from Tom Gaines who was later with Georgia State University who provided a lot of training as a technical assistance center. I believe Mike Lindsay, QDS Central Region had worked with Tom Gaines as well at some point.
This concludes this week’s Fun Friday edition. Hope you enjoyed. Should have some more familiar faces next week. Hope to see many of you at this year’s conference next week.
I was impressed to hear from Barbara Garren, of the Hickory Unit who indicated that she attended the 1972 NCRA conference and remembers the banjo pickin’ and other events featured in last week’s photos! Barbara apparently is one of our VR legends!!
Remember as Carly Simon says in one of her songs “THESE ARE THE GOOD OLE DAYS!”
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