Not only is disability a lived experience, it is something that should be studied. We are so thankful to have the Society for Disability Studies (SDS) as our latest media partner!
From their website:
The Society for Disability Studies (SDS) is a scholarly organization dedicated to promoting disability studies.
More than twenty-five years of rich history has enabled the organization to reach national and international members with expertise ranging from advocacy to perspectives on disability from a variety of disciplines. Such expertise is often on display at the SDS annual conference, where hundreds of participants gather every year to share expertise, perspectives, and community. Members also engage in vibrant discussions on member-only electronic lists with participation ranging from some of the most senior scholars in the field to rising graduate student stars.
SDS’s proudest accomplishment is one of the most successful and the leading journals on disability studies. International in scope, Disability Studies Quarterly (DSQ) provides scholars, activists, artists with disabilities, and others to consider the experience of disability in the written form.
SDS will hold their annual meeting in Atlanta in 2015! Check their website for updates.