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

Scientists may have the key to treating tinnitus: Retrain the brain

An innovative treatment called bimodal neuromodulation offers hope to the millions of people with tinnitus. Here’s how it works.

January 19, 2024

Wearing hearing aids could reduce your risk of dying earlier

For people with hearing loss, regular use of hearing aids could reduce the risk of dying earlier by 24 percent vs. not wearing them at all.

January 3, 2024

Nearly 290 people may have been poisoned by lead in applesauce. Here’s what to know.

There are now more than 250 reports of “adverse events” related to elevated blood lead levels after eating from pouches of apple cinnamon fruit puree.

January 2, 2024

Applesauce lead cases in kids surge amid questions on FDA oversight

A Washington Post investigation found that states are examining nearly 120 cases linked to lead-tainted applesauce pouches

December 9, 2023

Victims of Maine shooting include father, ‘hero’ who tried to fight back

Michael Deslauriers and Joshua Seal were among those killed in the shootings at a bowling alley and at a bar in Lewiston, Maine.

October 29, 2023

Maine’s deaf community reeling after shooting claimed four of their own

Many of Maine’s deaf people went to school together, and the loss of four deaf people in Wednesday’s shooting in Lewiston has hit the tightknit community hard.

October 28, 2023

What do magic mushrooms do to your brain? A midflight crisis raises questions.

An incident involving an off-duty pilot who took psychedelic mushrooms has put the spotlight on psilocybin and its use to treat mental health conditions.

October 26, 2023

Why disabled people struggle to book hotels

A Supreme Court case has sparked a conversation about the challenges disabled people face in finding accessible lodging when they travel.

October 9, 2023

Gardening can be a physical challenge. These tips make it accessible.

Using specialized tools or creative watering techniques can make it easier to garden if you have a disability that causes pain, physical limitations or fatigue.

September 30, 2023

Disability groups win fight to be included in health equity research

The designation as a “health disparity population” allows for more funding and research into the health equity barriers disabled people face.

September 26, 2023