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Research Centers

  • The Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disability Studies (CHPLDS) @ Syracuse U.
    The Center brings together various programs and centers of the University to engage in research that explores the social, economic, political, public policy, artistic, and legal dimensions of inclusion and equality of children and adults with disabilities in the United States and around the world.
  • UIC’s Department of Disability and Human Development
    UIC’s Department of Disability and Human Development is dedicated to the scholarly, interdisciplinary study of disability and related aspects of human development. Home to a number of active research centers and projects, the department is exploring current and prospective disability policies, conceptual models, and intervention strategies
    This is a listing of Disability Studies programs in North American Academic Institutions

Discussion Lists

Disability Studies Guide

This guide is narrowly focused on resources that are of interest to Disability Studies students. For the General History or Interdisciplinary Subject Guides, please click on the one of the links below.


  • Society for Disability Studies  
    The Society for Disability Studies (SDS) is an international non-profit organization that promotes the study of disability in social, cultural, and political contexts. Disability Studies recognizes that disability is a key aspect of human experience, and that the study of disability has important political, social, and economic implications for society as a whole, including both disabled and nondisabled people.

Web Resources

    Preparation of this information package was supported in part by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), under Contract No. No. H133A990001 awarded to the National Resource Center on Supported Living and Choice, Center on Human Policy, School of Education, Syracuse University. The opinions expressed within are those solely of the authors, and no official endorsement by the U.S
  • Center on Human Policy's Disability Studies for Teachers website.
    This website contains lesson plans and materials designed to help teachers integrate disability studies into social studies, history, literature, and related subjects in grades 6-12. The plans and materials also can be adapted for use in postsecondary education.
  • provides easy access to comprehensive disability-related information and resources.
  • Disability History Museum
    The Disability History Museum aims to provide all site visitors, people with and without disabilities, researchers, teachers and students, with a wide array of tools to help deepen their understanding of human variation and difference, and to expand appreciation of how vital to our common life the experiences of people with disabilities have always been.
  • Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement.
    Discover UC Berkeley's rich collection of primary sources (Including many ORAL HISTORIES) exploring the social and political history of the disability movement from the 1960s to the present. Investigate related projects on artists with disabilities and the Self-Advocacy Movement.
  • Disability History Association (DHA)
    The Disability History Association (DHA) is an international non-profit organization that promotes the study of disabilities. This includes, but is not limited to, the history of individuals or groups with disabilities, perspectives on disability, representations/ constructions of disability, policy and practice history, teaching, theory, and Disability and related social and civil rights movements.
  • Disability Rights Texas
    Disability Rights Texas is the federally designated legal protection and advocacy agency (P&A) for people with disabilities in Texas.


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