Ascending Adversity: The Journey of a Polio Survivor Dealing with Disability and Discrimination
Mohammed Yousuf’s journey began in India at the age of two when he was first diagnosed with Polio. Although he learned to live with this new challenge, he decided early on that his physical limitations would never define his potential. Mohammed came to the United States in pursuit of a new tomorrow. He went on to realize his American dream, find his purpose in society, and to portray a vision of hope. Mohammed became a thought leader in disability development, research, and innovation. He has spoken at prominent national and international conferences on transportation research and disability development. He also serves on technology research committees and is the founder of EquallyAble, an organization that amplifies the voices of those living with a disability.