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.
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 has taught Disability Studies courses through the San Diego State University Foundation and is also an elementary school teacher. She has served on the Board of Directors of Disability Rights California, and is the author of Foundations for Ability Awareness, and Ability Awareness in Action: Teaching Ability Awareness to Children and Youth. 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