Charlie Croteau: Recycling Lives Through Design

Start Date: 
May 6, 2015

IHCD Lunch & Learn Lecture

Wednesday May 6th, 12:00PM
200 Portland Street, Boston, MA 02114

Charlie Croteau: Recycling Lives Through Design

Charlie Croteau

Charlie Croteau

Charlie Croteau broke his neck at the age of 20 as an agricultural engineering student at Montana State University. After his injury, he went on to found the Center for Living and Working in Worcester in order to help make a positive impact for those with physical disabilities. This included job training, personal care, housing, transportation, and transitional programs. He has taught physical and occupational therapies around New England for the past 38 years. Charlie has also spent his time volunteering at the major spinal cord injury centers in and around Boston for the past 35 years. He has written a book on wheelchair mobility and produced teaching videos on living with a spinal cord injury . Charlie has served for 20 years as an Impartial Hearing Officer for the state of Massachusetts. It has been his life's mission to make life better for those with disabilities.

Join us for Mr. Croteau's discussion on how human lives can be transformed by design. Learn how a person with a traumatic injury can become a functional person adding to the fabric of society. These changes can be made on many levels whether physical, mental, or spiritual.

When: May 6th, 12:00pm

Where: Institute for Human Centered Design. 200 Portland st Boston MA 02114

To RSVP for this event please contact Willa Crolius at or call (617) 259-1655. Light lunch will be provided!

About the Institute Lectures

The "Lunch and Learn" lectures are at 12:00, provide a boxed lunch and are free. Companies presenting will showcase their innovative products illustrating the human-centered design philosophy.