With a heavy heart, we share the sad news of the passing of Judy Heumann. Known to the world as
"the Mother" of the disability rights movement, she was a friend and fierce supporter of SPAN.
Judy's story was featured in the documentary Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, which was nominated for an Oscar in 2020
Over the years she presented at SPAN events, initiated and facilitated national and international partnerships and collaborations with SPAN, and most recently, presented at a congressional briefing
Celebrating International Day of Disability and the International Children with Disabilities Protection Act with our own Diana Autin.
We invite you to take some time to learn more about the amazing life and incredible work of Judy Heumann and to reflect upon the legacy she leaves.
View a video message that Judy shared with SPAN here
Learn more about her life and impact on her website here
Link to view the livestream of a Memorial Service Honoring Judith Heumann on March 8, 2023 at 10:00 AM