I’m a journalist with 30 years of coverage of disability issues—and almost any person with an intellectual disability I got to know would tell me a story of an assault. They talked about how they weren’t believed or taken seriously. They talked about how this was a problem that others didn’t talk about, but should.
Author: Joseph Shapiro
Joseph Shapiro is a NPR News Investigations correspondent; he previously spent 19 years at U.S. News & World Report as a Senior Writer on social policy and served as the magazine's Rome bureau chief, White House correspondent and congressional reporter. He has received an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, George Foster Peabody Award, George Polk Award, Robert F. Kennedy Award, Edward R. Murrow Award, Sigma Delta Chi, IRE, Dart, Ruderman and Gracie awards, and was a finalist for the Goldsmith Award. Joseph is the author of the award-winning book NO PITY: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement.