The Judith Heumann newsletter has returned and is again accepting subscription requests.
According to an Aug. 15 social media post, the newsletter will provide “quarterly updates on various projects and tributes in Judy’s honor.”
Heumann, known as the “Mother of the Disability Rights Movement,” died earlier this year.
In the first issue following Heumann’s passing, the newsletter’s introduction said, “The family of Judy Heumann is most appreciative of the outpouring of love and respect for Judy since her passing in March. Judy’s legacy is being carried on in so many ways. This newsletter will be sent out on a quarterly basis to keep you informed on projects and tributes in Judy’s honor.”
In addition to being a renowned disability rights advocate, Heumann “helped spearhead the passage of disability rights legislation, founded national and international disability advocacy organizations, 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, according to the biography on her Web site.
Heumann contracted polio at age 2. Though her doctor recommended that Heumann be institutionalized as a result, her parents brought their daughter home and later fought for her right to attend school.