I used to talk to my college students about all the advances in civil rights and equity that people with disabilities have made over the years. Then the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Across the country, countless members of my community were turned away from hospitals, denied lifesaving treatment, forced to remain in dangerous congregate living arrangements, and unable to safely access food, transportation, personal protective equipment, testing and even critical information about how to protect themselves. All because of who they were. To read the full story.