What other people have said about Dr. Marlene Chait:
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE EASTERN REGIONAL RESEARCH CENTER: Thank you for arranging the workshop on the Americans with Disabilities Act and the associated programs. Your efforts is making us all more aware of the difficulties faced by disabled people and the resources available to enable such people to perform up to and beyond their potential is many jobs will be of great assistance in our outreach programs for future hiring. Human Resources
PHYSIATRIST: Aside from her own disability that provides her with a unique understanding of the needs of people with disabilities, she has genuine concern. I am aware of a number of cases in which Marlene very effectively provided support and assistance to several people with disabilities and saw to it that they received the medical/rehabilitative/financial services that were very necessary . . . Dr. Chait is very bright, caring, resourceful, enthusiastic and hard working. The disabled community will have gained substantially by allowing her to work as their advocate. I recommend her to you without any reservations. Dr. Bernardine M. Polish, M.D .
OR HADASH RECNSTRUCTIONIST CONGREGATION: Marlene is being recognized for her triumph over physical disability and her longtime efforts to make life better for people with and without disabilities and their families. With no use of her legs and only partial use of her arms, Marlene works from wheelchair as a counselor, consultant and educator in the disabled community. Dick Goldberg
Friday May 18, 2007 Doctoral Brunch Marlene Chait Freedom means more to those who haven’t had it. For those who have fought for liberation, no risk is too great, no fear can overpower one’s resolve. With a taste of liberty and equality, some sit back and enjoy, others, however, become freedom fighters. Marlene Chait is no less a freedom fighter than some of history’s well known; she knows the loss of freedom and recognized that others primarily disabled women around the world (including the United States), were and are prisoners in their societies, homes, and personal relationships. She challenged this status quo; and she fought for their and her own liberation, she overcame fear, and took risks, literally with her life. No one has fought harder or sacrificed more for her doctoral achievement, her mission, or justice than Marlene. This is truly a momentous day. Congratulations and I know you will continue to foster liberty and justice and give the silent their voices.
Good Luck, With admiration, respect, and affection, Pam (Chair, Marlene’s Dissertation Committee)
Pamela J. Leconte, Ed.D.
The George Washington University
Department of Teacher Preparation and Special Education
Collaborative Vocational Evaluation Training
2134 G Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20052
Phone: 202-994-1534 Fax: 202-994-3365