Dr. Betts Featured In Investment Magazine
November 5, 2004
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS--Friday's Investor's Business Daily featured a story about Henry B. Betts, MD, who is regarded as a pioneer in rehabilitation and physical medicine.
Betts is also known as a relentless advocate for the rights of people with disabilities.
Among other things, Betts went before Chicago's late Mayor Richard J. Daley to request that curb cuts be installed in the city's sidewalks, long before the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act was written.
"When Daley put his hand up, I though he was going to throw me out," Betts said. "But he said 'Let's do it.' I said, 'Do what?' He said, 'Let's cut the curbs.'"
Betts said his motivation came from wanting to help people with disabilities to be included in the world.
According to the website for the American Association of People with Disabilities, the Henry B. Betts Award has been presented every year since 1989 to honor individuals "whose work and scope of influence have significantly improved the quality of life for people with disabilities in the past, and will be a force for change in the future."
"Don't Bother Telling Him 'No'" (Investor's Business Daily via Yahoo! News)
"The 2004 Henry B. Betts Award Information" (AAPD)