Call for Presentations: Disability Studies

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Genesis Leong


Disability Studies, Presentations, Conference


It’s time to share your most innovative ideas, professional practices, and theoretical knowledge of Disability Studies at the 2019 Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability & Diversity in Honolulu, Hawaii. We are seeking presenters who offer interdisciplinary insight in the following five topic areas:

Disability Studies and Early Education - Do you know of or have experience with how labeling children at an early age stigmatize them in the education system? Do you know how we can identify and support young children with disabilities without burdening them with the label of being “different” or “defective”?

Disability Studies and Education, K-12. - Do you know of or have experience with strategies and models that are effective for fully including children and youth with disabilities in the general curriculum without losing sight of the need to address individual differences?

Disability Studies and Postsecondary Education - What role does Disability Studies play in the academy? How can Disability Studies in the academy transform the way that disability is perceived in higher education and professional practice?

Disability Studies and Employment - Do you know what strategies are effective in changing negative perceptions about the value of disabled workers with employers and fellow employees? How can we “raise the bar” of expectations for disabled workers from “getting a job” to “having a career”?

Disability Studies and Health and Wellbeing - Do you know or have you experience with how misperceptions about the relationship between illness and disability impact health care and personal happiness for individuals with disabilities? Do you know o have you experience with how social justice issues within indigenous communities intersect with the identification and treatment of individuals with disabilities?

Disability Studies and Accessibility and Visitability - How do accessibility and visitability standards and practices reduce the marginalization of people with disabilities? In what ways does accessibility and visitability intersect with poverty, race and language?

34th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability & Diversity

March 4 & 5, 2019, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Submit proposal by November 30, 2018 at

For more information about Disability Studies topics, contact topic chair, Megan Conway, For general information on the conference or registration, please contact, (808) 956-8816, fax (808) 956-4437 or email.

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