Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Javier Robles, a teaching instructor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health in the School of Arts and Sciences, assembled a statewide panel of people with disabilities, relatives, caregivers and support professionals to fight for legislative action. Robles is a Canine Companions successor graduate with service dog Del, and a member of the Northeast Region Advisory Board.
Javier Robles watched in anguish as New Jersey’s coronavirus deaths spiraled upward in the spring of 2020.
The Rutgers University instructor, a quadriplegic paralyzed from the chest down, could see that the pandemic was taking a disproportionate toll on marginalized communities, including people with disabilities.
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