Joseph Shapiro appears in the following:
Monday, December 14, 2020
In an Oregon hospital, a disabled woman fought for her life as her friends and advocates pleaded for proper care. Her case raises the question: Are disabled lives equally valued during a pandemic?
Monday, November 23, 2020
American Airlines reversed a recent policy that banned wheelchairs weighing more than 300 pounds, which includes many power wheelchairs, from some of its regional jets following an NPR report.
Monday, November 02, 2020
A new policy from American Airlines, the largest airline in the United States, put a limit on the weight of a wheelchair. Now, many power wheelchairs are too heavy to fly on smaller regional jets.
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
People can spend months recovering from COVID-19 and sometimes have lasting disabilities. That is especially hard for undocumented people, who often are in high-risk jobs without health insurance.
Monday, August 31, 2020
People who contract COVID-19 can spend months in recovery and end up with long-term disabilities. It's especially hard for undocumented immigrants who are at high risk an don't have health insurance.
Friday, July 31, 2020
The hospital said it made a humane decision to end treatment. Michael Hickson's widow says doctors ended his care because they underestimated the life of a man with significant disabilities.
Sunday, July 26, 2020
As the Americans with Disabilities Act turns 30, a founder of the disability rights movement, Judy Heumann, talks to activist Imani Barbarin, born a few months after the landmark law was signed.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Natural disasters are already deadly for the elderly and people with disabilities. During the pandemic, advocates say disaster preparation has fallen short in meeting the needs of the most at risk.
Monday, June 15, 2020
With many U.S. prisons on lockdown amid the pandemic, keeping prisoners in their cells has emerged as a way to stop viral spread. Advocates worry that will increase the use of solitary confinement.
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
There's growing evidence of high rates of death from COVID-19 for a population that doesn't get a lot of attention: people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Monday, June 01, 2020
For a third night, demonstrations were held near the White House on Sunday. Protesters set fire to vehicles and nearby buildings. They were met with a heavy show of force by authorities.
Monday, June 01, 2020
In Minneapolis, where Floyd died, a semitrailer drove into a crowd of protesters on an interstate. Authorities in Kentucky say a man was killed as security forces confronted a crowd early Monday.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
NPR's investigations correspondent and Jennifer Mizrahi, president of RespectAbility, answer listener questions about people with disabilities navigating the new reality during the pandemic.
Thursday, April 30, 2020
The Navy has imposed strict rules on a small branch of civilian mariners. They're locked down on their ships and say it's an overreaction — and they're suing.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
In an analysis of 78 nursing homes in New York where six or more residents have died from COVID-19, NPR found nursing homes with more people of color were more likely to have more deaths.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
There's one thing that distinguishes the nursing homes that have reported the highest number of deaths: It's not the quality of the nursing home, but the percentage of people of color who live there.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
As medical providers prepare for the possibility that they may have to ration care, many people with disabilities fear they will get lesser treatment.
Monday, April 13, 2020
On March 13, President Trump promised to mobilize private and public resources to respond to the coronavirus. NPR followed up on each promise and found little action had been taken.
Saturday, March 28, 2020
States are preparing guidelines for when there's not enough care to go around. Disability groups are worried that those standards will allow rationing that excludes people with disabilities.
Monday, March 23, 2020
People with disabilities are asking the federal government to stop state and hospital policies that they fear will ration care in favor of younger and healthier people.