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“Against All Odds, A ‘Miracle Boy Grows Up'”

NPR Morning Edition’s David Greene interviewed author Ben Mattlin on August 31, 2012, and the two discussed Mattlin’s experiences living with spinal muscular atrophy. A graduate of Harvard, Mattlin also provided insightful commentary about his dealings (and frustrations) with the Muscular Dystrophy Association while growing up and also talked about his growing acceptance of being part of the larger community of people with disabilities.

This interview was an opportunity for Mattlin to showcase his sharp wit and humor, as well as to bring some important issues to the table regarding where the Disability Rights Movement has succeeded and what strides it needs to make. The book, Miracle Boy Grows Up: How the Disability Rights Revolution Saved My Sanity was published earlier this year.