Honoring Judy Heumann

March 6, 2023

Judith “Judy” Heumann (1947-2023)

AUCD is saddened to learn of the passing of Judy Heumann, a disability rights advocate and so much more to the disability community. 
"When other people see you as a third-class citizen, the first thing you need is a belief in yourself and the knowledge that you have rights. The next thing you need is a group of friends to fight back with..."
– Judy Heumann
“A civil rights champion, mentor to so many, and friend to all, Judy believed all of us with disabilities deserved better. She cultivated generations of leaders to make it happen. The AUCD network is grateful for her lifelong commitment to access and equity for all disabled people.”

– John Tschida, Executive Director of AUCD

The World Mourns the Passing of Judy Heumann, Disability Rights Activist - Judy Heumann (judithheumann.com)

Memorial services are planned for March 8, 2023 at 10:00 ET.  The memorial and burial will be live-streamed on Adas Israel’s website. Please click here to join the livestream.