Mr. Joukowsky has devoted much of his life’s work to improving the experience of living with multiple disabilities and promoting community services since he was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, type III, (“SMA”), when he was 14 years old. In 2002 he co-founded No Limits Media (“NLM”), with Dan Jones and Larry Rothstein, and is currently Co- Chair Emeritus. Since its founding, NLM has been committed to creating an empowering vision and to change the perceptions (both internal and external) of being disabled or, as we prefer to say “differently-abled.”
Mr. Joukowsky was a member of the United States Paralympics Team from 2002-2004, competing in the U.S. and abroad. He has also served on the Board of Families of SMA, the leading foundation for research in SMA and has served as a fundraiser and an experiential agent for a cure to his disease. His other work includes the book Raising the Bar (2006) which he co-wrote with Larry Rothstein and The Gift, a photographic exhibit in collaboration with the United Nations, which Mr. Joukowsky co-produced with Dan Jones. Mr. Joukowsky has also co-directed and produced with No Limits Media Defying the Nazis: the Sharps’ War, a documentary film about his grandparents, Martha and Waitstill Sharp, who rescued refugees and more than 200 Jewish children during World War II. Mr. Joukowsky holds a B.A. in Social Ecology from Hampshire College, and an M.A. in Psychology from Goddard College.