prominent disability rights advocate dies at 45 – .

358 Brooke Ellison was a prominent disability rights activist, author, professor, and a noted advocate for stem cell research.  Brooke Ellison’s legacy  When Ellison was 11 years old, she was struck by a car while walking home from school on Long Island. The accident left her paralyzed from the neck down. She was in a… Continue reading prominent disability rights advocate dies at 45 – .

Disability rights activist dies at 75

Judy Heumann was an activist who spent her entire adult life advocating for disability rights. Her work helped lead to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and the Rehabilitation Act. She helped make New York City schools wheelchair accessible, served as an advisor to the World Bank, and was assistant secretary… Continue reading Disability rights activist dies at 75