Reviewing Galleys

Wisdom From a Chair

In the spring of 2016, I am publishing  memoirs that I co-authored with my brother Andrew (Drew) I. Batavia.  Wisdom From a Chair is the amazing life story of an individual who at the age of 16, sustained a C  2-3 spinal cord injury and was transformed, becoming a disability activist, health policy analyst, Harvard-trained attorney and a Don Quixote of the disability community.  Drew fought for the civil rights of people with disabilities across a broad scope of issues: health care reform; work accessibility, right to die, independent living movement.

In 1990, while serving as a White House Fellow, Drew worked in the Department of Justice and pecked out regulations of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 using a mouth stick – symbolizing how inexpensive accommodations can lead to massive and historic output.

For more background on the story:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s