Title: National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Fact: In 1954, Congress passed the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Amendments, increasing the scope of the VR system. VR helps thousands of people obtain employment. As the Director of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Mary Switzer funded more than 100 university-based rehabliltation programs. The Act also initiates funding for research, eventually leading to the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.