I am available to speak to the media about disability law and policy, reproductive justice, parents with disabilities, and more.
Below are select media interviews and appearances.
Perry, D. (February 14, 2018). Why Congress is so close to gutting a key provision of the ADA. Pacific Standard.
Plank, L. (January 18, 2018). There’s a lot of pressure on mothers to be perfect. Here’s why that idea is toxic. Divided States of Women (Vox).
Guyette, N. (January 18, 2018). Parents with disabilities face obstacles to keep their children. [radio interview]. WPR (NPR affiliate).
Watkins, H. (January 4, 2018). Republican lawmakers assault disability rights. Women’s Media Center.
Ward, S.F. (January 2, 2018). Disability right movement’s legislative impact sprang from on-campus activism. ABA Journal.
Sathish, M. (December 27, 2017). 23 empowering quotes from women in 2017 that prove they aren’t backing down anytime soon. Bustle.
Picciuto, E. (November 9, 2017). The GOP’s tax bill is a war on disabled people. The Daily Beast.
Smith, S.E. (October 2, 2017). How to get disability accommodations at school. Teen Vogue.
Schultz, E., Cokley, R., & Vallas, R. (September 22, 2017). The quiet attack on the ADA making its way through Congress. Center for American Progress.
Molloy, P. (September 18, 2017). What Alec Baldwin got right — and wrong — about the power of art at the Emmys. Upworthy.
Schulzke, E. (July 31, 2017). This couple may have lost custody of their kids because they weren’t smart enough. Desert News.
Smith, S.E. (July 28, 2017). Disabled and disobedient: How ADAPT activists blocked the GOP healthcare bill. In These Times.
McCambridge, R. (June 28, 2017). ADAPT activists to media and progressives: Check yourselves. The Nonprofit Quarterly.
Flanagin, J. (June 6, 2017). Republicans think disabled Americans are gaming the system, so they want to make the ADA harder to enforce. Quartz.
Sathish, M. (June 1, 2017). Why are Republicans making it harder for disabled Americans to live their lives? Bustle.
Lorenz, J. (May 14, 2017). In celebration of all mothers. San Francisco Examiner.
Miller, A.M. (May 11, 2017). These 10 people wouldn’t give up their wheelchairs if they could. U.S. News.
Bowers, K. (October 20, 2016). These working mothers don’t let a disability diminish their career prospects. Working Mother.
Miller, L. (January 24, 2016). How smart do you have to be to raise a child? New York Magazine.
Levine, H. (November 17, 2015). Shocking ways airlines are mistreating the disabled. Yahoo Travel.
Picciuto, E. (July 24, 2015). How the ADA changed my life. The Daily Beast.
Salinger, T. (April 22, 2015). Florida parents fight to get seven children back home in battle with child welfare officials over disabled parents’ rights. New York Daily News.
Picciuto, E. (March 16, 2015). Mom with disabilities and daughter reunited after two-year court battle. The Daily Beast.
James, S.D. (March 12, 2015). ‘We can keep her’: Disabled mom wins daughter back after legal battle. Today.
Vennochi, J. (February 12, 2015). Disability does not preclude parental rights. Boston Globe.
Picciuto, E. (February 10, 2015). Baby taken away because mom’s ‘disabled.’ The Daily Beast.
Marcelo, P. (February 7, 2015). Feds: State wrongly took mom’s child 2 days after birth. Associated Press.
Perry, D. (January 31, 2015). Airlines break too many wheelchairs. Al Jazeera America.
Lewis, R. (November 7, 2013). Judge ‘city does not have an adequate plan’ for evacuating vulnerable during disasters. [radio interview]. WNYC (NPR affiliate).
James, S.D. (December 5, 2012). Florida teen dies after disabled mom loses custody. ABC News.
Marshall, J. (December 2, 2012). Disability & childcare. [radio interview]. BBC World Service, Newshour.
Conan, N. (November 27, 2012). Parents with disabilities and family law. [radio interview]. NPR Talk of the Nation.
Rochman, B. (November 27, 2012). Why parents with disabilities are losing custody of their kids. TIME.
Crary, D. (November 25, 2012). Disabled parents face bias, loss of kids: Report. Associated Press.
Powell, R.M. (March 25, 2010). Why subject the vulnerable to this ordeal? [op-ed]. Boston Globe.
Riley, D. (February 25, 2010). Advocates for people with disabilities there to help with Census. MetroWest Daily News.