Amanda Morris

Washington, D.C.

Disability Reporter

Education: New York University, BS in Journalism and Media, Culture and Communications

Amanda Morris is a disability reporter for The Washington Post who has trailblazed on this beat. Before joining The Post in 2022, she was the inaugural disability reporting fellow for the New York Times and previously covered science, politics and national news for outlets like the Arizona Republic, the Associated Press and NPR. She uses her experiences as a hard of hearing woman with two deaf parents to inform her coverage.
Latest from Amanda Morris

Airlines tried to stop fake service animals. It kept blind people off flights.

New Department of Transportation rules meant to keep fake service animals off planes have made it more difficult for blind people to fly with real guide dogs.

August 28, 2023

More young women are getting breast cancer. They want answers.

Breast cancer is increasing in young women. But there’s little advice for them regarding early detection.

August 22, 2023

Gardening changed how I see myself as a disabled woman

For Rosemary McDonnell-Horita, a 29-year old with multiple disabilities, gardening gave her an opportunity to be a caregiver rather than a care-receiver.

August 21, 2023

It’s a busy, noisy, bright world. For some, going out is hard.

Some businesses are offering special hours and events for people with sensory processing disorder that makes sights, sounds and smells feel overwhelming.

August 3, 2023

Florida kept disabled kids in institutions. A judge is sending them home.

The ruling could have sweeping implications for thousands of disabled people across the country who rely on state-provided home health care services.

July 19, 2023

Are the orcas out to get us? What to know about recent attacks.

Orcas have been recorded hitting the rudders of boats and attacking vessels carrying humans. Researchers believe the whales may be playing.

July 14, 2023

How to sign ‘gay’ or ‘queer’? American Sign Language users don’t agree.

In American Sign Language, finding a visual way to represent an inner identity can be complicated, and the Deaf community hasn’t reached consensus on many signs.

June 29, 2023

What is long covid? For the first time, a new study defines it.

The latest findings of the RECOVER study are expected to help standardize the definition of long covid and influence how the condition is diagnosed and studied.

May 25, 2023

An exercise trial for long covid is being criticized by some patients

The NIH's RECOVER initiative plans to study exercise as a potential treatment for long covid. Some long-covid patients say exercise does them more harm than good.

May 22, 2023

Fake sign language is spreading on TikTok. Deaf people are worried.

Sign language has become trendy on TikTok, but many videos feature incorrect signs, sparking fears the trend will cause lasting damage to American Sign Language

May 8, 2023