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Jan/Feb 1998

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Fred Fay wins Betts Award for
"flat-out advocacy"

The $50,000 Henry B. Betts award this year went to longtime disability rights advocate Fred Fay, who works lying on his back, a computerized workstation suspended above his head.

Fay founded one of the first independent living centers, the Boston CIL; served on the American Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities and organized voter rights projects. He currently chairs the Democratic National Committee's Disability Advisory Committee.

Recently he helped found the Justice For All Washington, DC policy group.

The Henry B. Betts Award is presented annually "to honor an individual who has greatly improved the quality of life for people with physical disabilities."


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