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AAPD and the Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition Welcome Joseph Shapiro

Washington, DC- AAPD’s Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition (IDAC) is proud to welcome Joseph Shapiro to speak at its fall member meeting. Mr. Shapiro will address IDAC members and guests on the history of the disability rights movement and the challenges ahead. “We are excited to host Joe,” said AAPD CEO Mark Perriello. “He has his finger on the pulse of disability culture and politics.”

Joseph Shapiro is an author and award winning correspondent with NPR. Since joining NPR in 2001, Mr. Shapiro has worked on disability topics such as wounded warriors, Paralympic athletes, the right to live outside of institutions, and employment. His thought-provoking book, NO PITY: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement (Random House, 1993/Three Rivers Press, 1994), offers a compelling view of the disability rights movement.

The Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition (IDAC) is a non-partisan coalition of 29 national faith-based organizations, including representatives from the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu traditions, with a mission of mobilizing the religious community to speak out and take action on disability policy issues with Congress, the President and Administration, and society at large. IDAC is a program of AAPD.

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