Date of Award
Master of Arts
Since 1920 the Commonwealth 0£ Virginia bas had an organized Civilian Vocational Rehabilitation Program, having enacted the legislation creating the Service. a few weeks prior to the passage of the Federal Act in June of that year. A national consciousness of tho crippled and disabled had been awakened following World War I which culminated in the Veteran Rehabilitation Act. This was, actually, the forerunner of all later legislation meeting the popular demand tor a program available to all citizens, and which now reaches into all of the forty-eight states and the District of Columbia as well.as Alaska, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii.
Rooke, Mabel Leigh, "An evaluation study of the rehabilitation service in Virginia" (1949). Master's Theses. 920.