Ed Roberts: Father of Disability Rights
Ed Roberts: Father of Disability Rights


Children know about Civil Rights leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez. But many have yet to learn about the transformational work of Ed Roberts, hailed as the “Father of Disability Rights.” Ed Roberts: Father of Disability Rights is a biography about Edward Verne Roberts, who, at age 14, became a quadriplegic as a result of Polio. The life he lived post-Polio was one of transformation, both for himself, and for society’s image of people with disabilities.
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About Diana Pastora Carson

Diana Pastora Carson, M.Ed., is an educator, author, disability rights advocate, and a consultant and speaker specializing in inclusion and diversity as it relates to disability. Ms. Carson’s passion for disability and diversity appreciation stems from her brother’s experience of growing up being misjudged, excluded, and DISabled. Ms. Carson teaches Disability Studies courses through San Diego State University  and is also an elementary school teacher. She has served on the Board of Directors of Disability Rights California and Disability Voices United, and is the author of Foundations for Ability Awareness, and Beyond Awareness: Bringing Disability into Diversity Work in K-12 Schools & Communities. Her public speaking includes a TEDx Talk as well as various keynotes and trainings. Read more


Excerpt from the Book

Ed Roberts was fourteen when it suddenly seemed that he would never go to college, get a job, or get married. Read more

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ISBN: 9781457519529
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