Ed Roberts Day
Posted By: Brittany Covey - 1/23/2017 12:00:00 AM

Today is Ed Robert's birthday. He is the founder of the Independent Living movement. He was the first student with severe disabilities to attend the University of California, Berkeley. He contracted polio in 1953 when he was 14. This caused him to become paralyzed from the neck down. He refused to think of himself as a helpless cripple. Instead he fought for the rights of disabled people nationwide.

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