Decades of Advocating, Javier Robles Exposes Cracks in the System During COVID-19 for People With Disabilities

Pre-COVID, people with disabilities fight an uphill battle, lead by advocates like Javier Robles. And then COVID-19 hit. How are people with disabilities getting along during the pandemic?  Javier Robles, professor at Rutgers University and a team of advocates expose cracks in the system during COVID-19. What happened to the services they need including medical help, PPE, transportation, health care? Disabilities cuts across race, ethnicity, religion, age.  Anybody can be disabled at any time. Javier became disabled at an early age and has been advocating for services for the disabled ever since.  But during this pandemic the voices of the disabled are not being heard.  He and his team are changing that.

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  1. Terry T. on 02/16/2021 at 10:31 PM

    Great interview of a great, courageous man. I love his focus on others who experience a variety of challenges and how society must work harder to continue rectifying the many discrepancies in addressing these challenges. Thanks for sharing this, again.

    • Catherine on 02/28/2021 at 10:32 PM

      Terry, I think you summarized this episode well. I will be sure Javier receives this message. Thank you.

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