Maria Montessori

Pioneer educator of children with disabilities Maria Montessori, after becoming the first Italian woman to earn a degree of doctor of medicine in 1896, became interested in education for special…

Judy Heumann

Key Player in Disability Rights Movement Judy Heumann (b. 1947) has had a hand in most of the major advances in the disability rights movement in this country. At eighteen…

Geri Joseph

Local journalist exposed deplorable conditions in state institutions in ’48 Note: Each month of 2007, Access Press will feature an important person in disability history: local, regional or national Sixty…