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Monday, March 5, 2012
Event Title: Lex Frieden's Birthday
Monday, March 5, 2012
Lex Frieden is one of America's pre-eminent disability <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disability> activists and leaders of the independent living <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_living> movement. Lex Frieden was born in Alva, Oklahoma <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alva,_Oklahoma>, on March 5, 1949, a town in northwestern Oklahoma. Mr. Frieden, a quadriplegic due to spinal cord injury, has been involved in the organization of several groups of disabled individuals including the American Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities, the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities, and the Houston Coalition for Barrier Free Living. He is past Chairman of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) <http://www.aapd-dc.org/>. He is Professor of Health Informatics and of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Texas_Health_Science_Center_at_Houston>. He is also Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baylor_College_of_Medicine>. From 2002 to 2006, he served as Chairman of the National Council on Disability <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Council_on_Disability> (NCD), a presidentially appointed body. He was the 1998 winner of the prestigious Henry B. Betts Award for outstanding achievement in disability rights.

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