The History of the Independent Living Movement

Ed Roberts is often called the father of the Independent Living movement.[3] His career as an advocate began when a high school administrator threatened to deny him his diploma because he had not completed driver’s education and physical education. After attending the College of San Mateo, he was admitted to the University of California, Berkeley. He had to fight for the support he needed to attend college from the California Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, because his rehabilitation counselor thought he was too severely disabled to ever get a job. Learn more at Wikipedia.

 
Ed Roberts: His Words, His Vision

 

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