Disability Rights Maryland extends our condolences on the recent passing of former delegate James Hubbard, a steadfast champion of people with disabilities and their families for many years. Delegate Hubbard worked tirelessly to guarantee rights, expand community services, and ensure protections for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. His fearless advocacy led to services for youth transitioning from special education to adult life, children and adults waiting for critical community services, people with disabilities desiring to get out of nursing facilities for support in their own homes, privacy protections for people with disabilities, the Waiting List Equity Fund, and much more.
Delegate Hubbard leaves a legacy in the disability community and will be sorely missed. He challenges all of us who pursue justice to build upon his legacy for the next generation of children and adults with disabilities.