Jean-Christophe Parisot

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Jean-Christophe Parisot
Born (1967-06-20) 20 June 1967 (age 49)
Occupation  • Disability activist
 • Political scientist
Years active Late 20th into 21st century

Jean-Christophe Parisot (born 20 June 1967) is a French political scientist and disability activist with tetraplegia due to myopathy.

Early life and education[edit]

He was born in Douala, Cameroon. At ten he was diagnosed with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy. His two sisters also have this condition. In 1989 he became the first handicapped student to graduate from the Sciences Po.[1]


Parisot has served as a ministerial delegate in the French Ministry of Employment and Disability Integration.[2] He is also the president and founder of the Collectif des Démocrates Handicapés (Collective of Disabled Democrats).[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "A Champion of France’s Downtrodden, With Limits of His Own", The New York Times
  2. ^ McGinty, Craig (22 March 2007). "Disabled People for Integration?". This French Life. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
  3. ^ Schofield, Hugh (10 January 2002). "Disability Ruling Caused Huge Offence". BBC News. Retrieved 15 January 2012.

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