Judy Heumann, disability advocate, dies March 4, 2023

Judith “Judy” Heumann — widely regarded as “the mother” of the disability rights movement — passed away in Washington, D.C., on the afternoon of March 4, 2023, at age 75.

Judy was at the forefront of major disability rights demonstrations, helped spearhead the passage of federal disability rights legislation, helped found local, national and international disability advocacy organizations — including Berkley’s Center for Independent Living — held senior federal government positions, co-authored her memoir, Being Heumann, and its Young Adult version, Rolling Warrior, and was featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary film, Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution