Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal - Volume 1 Issue 2

Welcome to the second issue of The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal.  This issue includes a forum on “Postsecondary Education,” as well as research articles from a variety of fields, essays, commentary, and book reviews.  Thank you to all of our subscribers for your support and patience as we establish ourselves as a new journal!  We realize that the first two issues have been produced rather sporadically, and our aim is to produce four issues a year and to establish a regular publication schedule.  All subscribers will receive four issues (a year’s subscription), regardless of when their subscription started.

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So please, sit back and enjoy this issue of The Review of Disability Studies.

The Editors,

Robert A. Stodden, Megan A. Conway, Steven E. Brown


Published: 2014-12-28



Robert A. Stodden, Teresa Whelley
Abstract 139 | PDF Downloads 65 Word Downloads 96 Text Downloads 106

Research Articles and Essays

Asian Americans with Disabilities: Influence of the Disability Rights Movement on Culturally Competent Social Work Practice

Christine N. Langworthy, Evaon C. Wong-Kim
Abstract 506 | PDF Downloads 246 Word Downloads 105 Text Downloads 125

Homeschooling Children with Disabilities: Balancing Freedom and Responsibility

Merope Pavlides
Abstract 873 | PDF Downloads 383 Word Downloads 102 Text Downloads 131

The “Really Disabled”: Disability Hierarchy in John Hockenberry’s 'Moving Violations'

Rachel Stewart
Abstract 1125 | PDF Downloads 1268 Word Downloads 93 Text Downloads 127

Speaking for Myself: Reflections on “Passing” and Labels, 2002

Ruthie-Marie Beckwith
Abstract 172 | PDF Downloads 80 Word Downloads 95 Text Downloads 107

The Thorn in Our Side

Rob Kocur
Abstract 152 | PDF Downloads 75 Word Downloads 83 Text Downloads 88

The Future of Medicaid

Arnold Birenbaum
Abstract 210 | PDF Downloads 69 Word Downloads 100 Text Downloads 104


Disability-related Simulations: If, When, and How to Use Them in Professional Development

Sheryl Burgstahler, Tanis Doe
Abstract 2264 | PDF Downloads 3409 Word Downloads 128 Text Downloads 312

Improving Implicit Beliefs and Expectations in Academic Achievement for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities

Kelly Bow Tsin Chang
Abstract 302 | PDF Downloads 99 Word Downloads 100 Text Downloads 113

Case Studies that Illustrate Achieving Career Success in Postsecondary Education through Self-Determination and Problem-Solving Skills

Peter W. Dowrick, Elizabeth Evans Getzel, Lori W. Briel
Abstract 475 | PDF Downloads 163 Word Downloads 112 Text Downloads 162

Research Synthesis on Assistive Technology use by People with Learning Disabilities and Difficulties

Kelly Drew Roberts, Robert A. Stodden
Abstract 471 | PDF Downloads 160 Word Downloads 96 Text Downloads 147

Success for People with Disabilities after Postsecondary Education

Jennifer A. Graf, Teresa Whelley, Linda F. Jones
Abstract 397 | PDF Downloads 104 Word Downloads 99 Text Downloads 129

A Beautiful Story: A Dream Realized through the Power of Natural Supports and Faith in Oneself

Anona K. Napoleon, Cindi Sherman
Abstract 178 | PDF Downloads 72 Word Downloads 91 Text Downloads 113

Creative Works

A Little Story to Share

Lee-chin Heng
Abstract 110 | PDF Downloads 67 Word Downloads 69 Text Downloads 90


Monty Anderson
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Book Review: The Case Against Assisted Suicide: For the Right to End-of-Life Care

Christina Carty Bergholz
Abstract 142 | PDF Downloads 66 Word Downloads 72 Text Downloads 74

Book Review: Vulnerable Subjects: Ethics and Life Writing

Steven E. Brown
Abstract 196 | PDF Downloads 49 Word Downloads 71 Text Downloads 82

Notes from the Field

Disability in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Idiopathic Chronic Fatigue

Bart Stouten
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