Judith Heumann

Judith Heumann

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Judith E. Heumann (Judy Heumann), (born 1947), is an American disability rights activist. An internationally recognized leader in the disability community, Heumann is a lifelong civil rights advocate for people with disabilities. Her work with governments and non governmental organizations (NGOs) has produced significant contributions since the 1970s to the development of human rights legislation and policies benefiting children and adults with disabilities. Through her work in the World Bank and the State Department, Heumann led the mainstreaming of disability rights into international development. Her contributions extended the international reach of the independent living movement. Heumann's commitment to disability rights stems from her personal experiences. She had polio at the age of 18 months, and has used a wheelchair most of her life. Heumann had to fight repeatedly to be included in the educational system. The local public school refused to allow her to attend, calling her a fire hazard. Heumann's mother, a community activist in her own right, challenged the decision, and Judy was allowed to go to school in the fourth grade.show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 222g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136766418
  • 9786136766416