Any Time a Person with a Disability Goes Outside, It’s a Political Statement – Karen Schneiderman

Karen Schneiderman testifies against Assisted Suicide at the State House in 2012.

Karen Schneiderman describes her growth as she learned about the wide range of disabilities, the commonalities of wanting to stay independent, and her activism.

She was not allowed to attend public schools, so attended a special school. After getting degrees at Boston University and Northeastern College as well as a doctorate at another school, she became a teacher. With an interest in the social aspect of disability issues, she later took a job at Boston Center for Independent Living.