Disability Studies





Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers: Fifty Years of Scientific Accomplishments

Progress in addressing the origins of intellectual and developmental disabilities accelerated with the establishment 50 years ago of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health and associated Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers. Investigators at these Centers have made seminal contributions to understanding human brain and behavioral development and defining mechanisms and treatments of disorders of the developing brain.



Students with Disabilities Blaze Trail at UT (TX UCEDD)

The University of Texas at Austin E4Texas project awarded ten students Certificates of Completion on May 11, 2019. The E4Texas program immerses students with and without disabilities into college life at the University of Texas Austin campus. Students come to the university campus from around the state. E4 Texas is project of the Texas Center for Disability Studies. Students who take this program are focused on certification as personal care attendants while building independent living, self-advocacy, and social skills.




The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal

Disability Studies Quarterly

Journal of Disability Policy Studies

Canadian Journal of Disability Studies

Critical Disability Discourse

Disability & Society

Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies


Listservs, Blogs, and Other Social Media

Society for Disability Studies (SDS) Listservs
Listservs maintained by the Society for Disability Studies (membership required)

Disability Studies in the Humanities Listserv
Active Disability Studies and Humanities listserv maintained at University of Maryland

Disability Studies, Temple University Blog
Cool stuff in the world of geography, disability studies, and educational leadership.

Based at Temple University in Philadelphia, with contributors from coast to coast - a "portal to the disability blog world".

Disability Studies Listserv UK
Disability-Research discussion list managed by the Centre for Disability Studies at the University of Leeds

Teaching Disability Studies Facebook Group
"A place to exchange ideas broadly about teaching disability studies, as well as teaching about disability in non-DS classes"


Disability History Collections

Disability History Museum
Virtual library and education programs

Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement
An introduction, oral histories, and other resources from UC Berkeley

Museum of disABILITY History
Virtual museum, educational materials, and exhibit information from People Inc

Parallels in Time: A History of Developmental Disabilities
Text and images about developmental disability from ancient times to the self-advocacy movement

Parallels in Time II: 1950-2005
Video clips, documents, and more from the Minnesota Governors’ Council on Developmental


Guides and Other Materials

Disability Rhetoric
Link to list of disability themed special journal issues and other teaching materials

Disability Law Research Guides and Resources
Information about law, policy, and jobs in the field of disability law compiled by faculty, students, and staff at Syracuse Law

The Disability Archive UK
Archive of seminal writings of disability studies scholars from the UK maintained by Centre for Disability Studies at University of Leeds

AUCD 2007 Pre-Conference Workshop on Developing Programs in Disability Studies
Agenda and Power Points from multiple sessions



Disability Studies Program Information

Disability Studies Programs within AUCD Network
Degree and certificate programs at University Centers within the AUCD network.

Academic Programs in Disability Studies in North America
List of programs compiled by Syracuse University

Society for Disability Studies (SDS) 2004 Guidelines for Disability Studies Programs
Guidelines for emerging programs in Disability Studies established by SDS Board (.doc format)