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
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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 345 | PDF Downloads 150 Word Downloads 24 Text Downloads 46

Homeschooling Children with Disabilities: Balancing Freedom and Responsibility

Merope Pavlides
Abstract 612 | PDF Downloads 277 Word Downloads 27 Text Downloads 61

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

Rachel Stewart
Abstract 445 | PDF Downloads 509 Word Downloads 24 Text Downloads 44

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

Ruthie-Marie Beckwith
Abstract 90 | PDF Downloads 37 Word Downloads 22 Text Downloads 33

The Thorn in Our Side

Rob Kocur
Abstract 96 | PDF Downloads 31 Word Downloads 19 Text Downloads 26

The Future of Medicaid

Arnold Birenbaum
Abstract 126 | PDF Downloads 19 Word Downloads 20 Text Downloads 33


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

Sheryl Burgstahler, Tanis Doe
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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 347 | PDF Downloads 100 Word Downloads 26 Text Downloads 59

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

Kelly Drew Roberts, Robert A. Stodden
Abstract 336 | PDF Downloads 89 Word Downloads 25 Text Downloads 58

Success for People with Disabilities after Postsecondary Education

Jennifer A. Graf, Teresa Whelley, Linda F. Jones
Abstract 182 | PDF Downloads 43 Word Downloads 19 Text Downloads 39

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

Anona K. Napoleon, Cindi Sherman
Abstract 97 | PDF Downloads 28 Word Downloads 21 Text Downloads 44

Creative Works

A Little Story to Share

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

Christina Carty Bergholz
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Book Review: Vulnerable Subjects: Ethics and Life Writing

Steven E. Brown
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Notes from the Field

Disability in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Idiopathic Chronic Fatigue

Bart Stouten
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