Fred Fay

Fred Fay

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Fred Fay was an early leader in the disability rights movement in the United States. He won the 1997 Henry B. Betts Award for outstanding achievement in civil rights for Americans with disabilities. Fay was recognized for "flat-out advocacy" over several decades. He helped lead the nationwide efforts by disability advocates to secure passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Frederick Allan Fay, Ph.D., was born on September 12, 1944, and raised in Washington, DC. At age 16, he sustained a cervical spinal cord injury, and started using a manual wheelchair for mobility. At 17, he launched his disability advocacy career by co-founding "Opening Doors," a counseling and information center. Fay attended the University of Illinois, one of the nation's first wheelchair-accessible universities. A few years later, he was a founder of the Boston Center for Independent Living, the Massachusetts Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities, and of the American Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities.show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136765780
  • 9786136765785