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We have been publishing RDS since 2003 and have published  over 500 authors from all over the world. One of only a handful of peer-reviewed Disability Studies journals in the world, the Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal (RDS) is a quarterly online, open-access journal that provides an international forum for people with disabilities, academics, professionals, artists and creators from all backgrounds and expertise to express ideas relevant to disability studies and people with disabiliti
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Revealing the latest advancements in international disability studies in Australia & India, Canada, Ghana, Hawaii, and Saudi Arabia. Including a special 'aloha' & farewell editorial from our long-time Editor-in-Chief, Megan A. Conway. We are thankful for all of your dedication in making the journal a success and we look forward to your next journey in life. http://bit.ly/RDSv15i2

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Current Issue

Vol 15 No 2 (2019): Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, Volume 15, Issue 2

Published: 2019-08-15


Aloha Means Hello and Goodbye

Megan Conway
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Research Articles and Essays

Autism in Saudi Arabia: Present Realities and Future Challenges

Mona F Sulaimani, Dianne M Gut
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Playing with Normalcy: A Disability Material Culture Analysis

Fady Shanouda, Karen K Yoshida
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‘With Hope to Help Ourselves and Others’: The Impact of Disabled People’s Organisations on the Lives of Persons with Disability in Uttarakhand, North India

Michelle Leung, Alexandra Devine, Lawrence Singh, Teem-Wing Yip, Nathan Grills
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Job-Related Challenges of Teachers with Physical Disabilities in Kumasi

Moses Danso-Afriyie, Isaac Owusu, Reindolf Anokye, Wisdom Kwadwo Mprah
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Creative Works

Kū Kanaka: Stand Tall

Raphael Raphael
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Notes from the Field

Call for Presentation Proposals – CONNECT #PacRim2020

Genesis Leong
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The Review of Disability Studies (RDS) is a peer-reviewed, open-access academic journal that is targeted towards any person interested in disability studies. We have readers and authors from all over the world. We accept submissions in English of a scholarly nature covering a range of disciplines within disability studies as well as creative works expressing ideas in the area of disability. The RDS journal contains the following sections: 1. Research and Essays; 2. Topical Forums; 3. Creative Works; 4. Global Perspective on Disability Studies; 5. Multi-Media Review; 6. Notes from the Field; 7. Dissertation Abstracts. The journal is published four times a year, and each issue runs approximately 50 pages.