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    Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal Volume 14 Issue 2
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2018)
    Releasing the highly anticipated forum 'The Crip, The Fat and The Ugly in an Age of Austerity: Resistance, Reclamation and Affirmation' w/ Guest Editors Dr. Kirsty Liddiard & Jen Slater. Including a delightful #DisFilm interview w/ Dominick Evans, along with the latest Disability Studies opportunities.
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    Dissertation & Abstracts v14i2
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2018) Erlen, Jonathon ; Conway, Megan
    Triple Stigma in Forensic Psychiatric Patients: Mental Illness, Race, and Criminality. West, M. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2015. [Ph.D. Dissertation] United States: New York: New York: University of New York. Publication Number: 3703439. The experience of caring for an immigrant Latino family member with Parkinson's. Smolowitz, J. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2016. [Ph.D. Dissertation] United States: Minnesota: Capella University. Publication Number: 10159875. Bully victimization, depression, and the role of protective factors among college-age LGBTQ students. Bhoopsingh, T. E. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2016. [Ph.D. Dissertation] United States: New York: City University of New York. Publication Number: 10162046. The mental health of undocumented Latino college students. Mitchell, V. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2016. [Psy.D. Dissertation] United States: California: Alliant International University. Publication Number: 10162040. The Political Impact of Caregiving - It's a Woman's World: An Inquiry of the Caregiving Landscape. Richard-Allerdyce, D. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2016. [Ph.D. Dissertation] United States: Ohio: Union Institute and University. Publication Number: 10294522. Aversive Ableism: Subtle Discrimination and Prejudice Towards Disabled People. Friedman, C. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2016. [Ph.D. Dissertation] United States: Illinois: University of Illinois at Chicago. Publication Number: 10295505. An examination of the impact of learning disability status and cultural and linguistic background on pre-service teachers' attributions. Cook, B. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2016. [Ph.D. Dissertation] United States: Hawaii: University of Hawaii at Manoa. Publication Number: 10295893. The mitigating factors that affect general education teachers' perceptions toward inclusion of students with autism. De Francis, S. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2016. [Ed.D. Dissertation] United States: California: Azusa Pacific University. Publication Number: 10149700. Madness in the Making: Psychosocial Disability and Theater. Wallin, S. M. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2014. [Ph.D. Dissertation] United States: California: University of California, Berkeley. Publication Number: 10150683. Bodily difference, interdependence, and toxic half-lives: Representations of disability in D.W. Gregory's Dirty Pictures, The Good Daughter, and Radium Girls. Stephenson, B. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2015. [Ph.D. Dissertation] United States: Missouri: University of Missouri - Columbia. Publication Number: 10182691. The making of the "Fame Monster": Disability aesthetics, bodily deviance, and celebrity culture. Rembis, M. A. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2016. [Ph.D. Dissertation] United States: New York: State University of New York at Buffalo. Publication Number: 10163846. The Constitution of Disability in the Early United States. Daen, L. R. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2016. [Ph.D. Dissertation] United States: Virginia: The College of William and Mary. Publication Number: 10168231. Accessing academe, disabling the curriculum: Institutional locations of dis/ability in American higher education. Lucchesi, A. J. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2016. [Ph.D. Dissertation] New York: New York: City University of New York. Publication Number: 10152106. "Basically intelligent:" The blind, intelligence, and gender in Argentina, 1880-1939. Ellis, R. A. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2016. [Ph.D. Dissertation] United States: New Mexico: The University of New Mexico. Publication Number: 10155447. Bodies Beholden: Intersections of Race and Disability in Literature of the Long Nineteenth-Century U.S.. Shipe, C. L. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2016. [Ph.D. Dissertation] United States: California: University of California, Davis. Publication Number: 10182841.
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    Call for Presentations: Disability Studies
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2018) Leong, Genesis
    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 https://www.pacrim.hawaii.edu For more information about Disability Studies topics, contact topic chair, Megan Conway, mconway@hawaii.edu. For general information on the conference or registration, please contact prinfo@hawaii.edu, (808) 956-8816, fax (808) 956-4437 or email.
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    Disability Studies 2018 Fall Online Courses
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2018) Leong, Genesis
    University of Hawaii at Manoa, Disability Studies Fall Online Courses are now available. Register for both undergraduate and graduate courses through the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) and/or University of Hawaii Outreach College. Classes start on 8/20/2018, reserve your seat today for the following 2018 Fall courses: Undergraduate CoursesDIS 380 Foundations Disability & Diversity Focuses on disability as a category of diversity and identity, as well as diversity within disability. Different strategies used to increase the freedom or liberty of people with disabilities are critically examined. This is an excellent foundational course with content applicable and relevant to all fields of study. Instructor Lauren Ho, lauren.ho@hawaii.edu. Online, 3 Credits, 8/20/2018 - 12/14/2018. Register for UHM - CRN 86416 or Outreach - CRN 1308 at https://myuh.hawaii.edu DIS 382 Accessible Learning Technology This course covers U.S. Federal Laws and guidelines, accessible technology, creating accessible instructional media, developing long-term resources, advancing accessible social interaction between students and students with instructors, and using case studies as examples of good practices. Instructor Tom Conway, tom.conway@hawaii.edu. 8/20/2018 - 12/14/2018. Register for UHM - CRN 85715 or Outreach - CRN 1310 at https://myuh.hawaii.edu DIS 383 Disability History and Culture This Writing Intensive Focus course encourages students to consider disability history and culture in the context of our wider society. Who were the Greeks who created their own society for veterans with disabilities? How does Kalaupapa fit into the history of disabilities? What does Hip Hop have to do with disability culture? Instructor Steven Brown, sebrown@hawaii.edu. 8/20/2018 - 12/14/2018. Register for UHM - CRN 86415 or Outreach - CRN 1313 at https://myuh.hawaii.edu Graduate CoursesDIS 675C Supporting Multilingual Learners: Science Evidence-based strategies that support language and literacy skills for English Learners in the content area of science. Students will study (1) current evidence-based practices for teaching reading comprehension, (2) use and interpretation of assessment tools to monitor progress, and (3) the use of technology to support culturally and linguistically diverse students reading at the K-8 levels. Instructor Caryl Hitchcock, chh@hawaii.edu. Register for UHM - CRN 89372 or Outreach - CRN 1309 at https://myuh.hawaii.edu DIS 681 Multicultural Issues and Disability This course provides opportunities for students to develop theoretical and applied family-centered and culturally sensitive approaches to building effective partnerships and facilitating collaborative teams with professionals, persons with disabilities, and their families. Instructor Kiriko Takahashi, kiriko@hawaii.edu. Register for UHM - CRN 83692 or Outreach - CRN 1311 at https://myuh.hawaii.edu DIS 683 Interdisciplinary Disability & Diversity Issues Students will develop an understanding about issues individuals with disabilities, their families, friends, colleagues, and allies encounter in today’s society. This includes information about the lives of individuals with disabilities and perceptions of impairment; policies and legislation; diversity issues; advocacy issues; service provision issues; educational issues; and how these may be seen through the lens of research and active learning. Instructor Megan Conway, mconway@hawaii.edu. Register for UHM - CRN 83691 or Outreach - CRN 1312 at https://myuh.hawaii.edu Graduate Certificate in Disability and Diversity Studies We offer both undergraduate and graduate coursework in Disability and Diversity Studies (DIS), including a 15-credit, interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Disability and Diversity Studies. For more information contact Megan Conway, mconway@hawaii.edu or visit www.cds.hawaii.edu/certificates.
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    Online Professional Development: 'Talking With Pictures': Photovoice - June 2-10, 2018
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2018) Leong, Genesis
    University of Hawaii at Manoa, Center on Disability Studies Professional Development summer course is now available. Register through UH Outreach College at http://bit.ly/CDSphoto class start on 6/2/2018. For 25 years, researchers, programs, and activists have used “Photovoice” to engage people with disabilities, patients, youth, families and communities in representing their lives, point of view, and experience using photos, video, art, and writing. Photovoice is a participatory approach to understanding and communication that encourages dialogue and mutual learning. It generates powerful data on health, community, and real lives. It engages participants, professionals, and the public in identifying opportunities for change. It fosters knowledge and awareness on issues of importance to families, communities, and policymakers alike, and helps people to feel their ‘voices’ are heard. In this interactive online course (a combination of live Zoom sessions and asynchronous work) based on her award-winning in-person workshop, social scientist Laura Lorenz explores the foundations of Photovoice and shares photos from projects she has led in the US and South Africa since 2001 -- with teenage girls, youth living with HIV/AIDS, and adult brain injury survivors. For this course, disabilities from brain injury will serve as a running theme and focus throughout. Readings, presentations, and between-session assignments support person-centered learning and provide hands-on experience working with images and text. By the end of this training, participants will have a solid understanding of a popular approach to participatory health and community assessment, its ethical considerations, approaches to interpreting photos and text, and strategies for outreach. Participants will leave this course with hands-on experience and insights on adapting Photovoice to care, programming, and research intended to engage and benefit people with disabilities, patients, youth, families, and communities. Seminar Topics Include Achieving fair process in healthcare Applying Photovoice to clinical work, research, and community engagement Adapting Photovoice to different abilities and disabilities Interpreting Photovoice data (photos, captions) and options for wider sharing Developing a Photovoice plan for use in clinical care, programming, and research Who Should Attend Mental Health Professionals and Social Workers (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels) Other audiences that will find this course useful: Evaluators, researchers, rehabilitation clinicians Activists, artists, and community organizations Class Details Saturday, June 2: 8:00 – 10:00 AM Foundations of Photovoice Sunday, June 3: 8:00 – 10:00 AM Photovoice Ethics Wednesday, June 6: 4:00 – 5:30 PM Working with Photos & Captions Saturday, June 9: 8:00 – 10:00 AM Reaching Audiences Sunday, June 10: 8:00 – 9:30 AM Planning Your Photovoice Project or Activity Location: Online (Hawaii Standard Time) Fees: $250 (Cancellation deadline: May 25, 2018) Continuing Education (CE) fee: $50 For information about continuing education credit, please see www.lslorenz.com(link is external) Laura Lorenz, PhD, MEd, is a social scientist using innovative approaches to engage patients, youth, and communities in health. A major focus in her work has been collaborating with interdisciplinary teams on programming and research to improve quality of life and function for people with disabilities from brain injury. Before her graduate studies, Dr. Lorenz encouraged community partnerships, project replication, and behavior change through continuing education and photo-journalism in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the U.S. (For more go to www.lslorenz.com(link is external)