There are many people in the United States that have had an impact on the Disability Rights Movement and the Disability Community. It is beyond measure what they have contributed to the improvement of attitudes, social justice, policies, and laws for people with disabilities. Some of these are individuals that worked within their own community or area of interest, others have worked at a national level to heighten awareness and bring about societal change.
Past Disability Advocates
Some people have an impact on the disability community because they are well known (famous).
Several United States Presidents had disabilities though most were invisible. Check out the EARN website for more information (scroll down to the bottom of the page.)