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 148 | PDF Downloads 78 Word Downloads 103 Text Downloads 110

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 541 | PDF Downloads 261 Word Downloads 117 Text Downloads 130

Homeschooling Children with Disabilities: Balancing Freedom and Responsibility

Merope Pavlides
Abstract 934 | PDF Downloads 400 Word Downloads 111 Text Downloads 141

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

Rachel Stewart
Abstract 1332 | PDF Downloads 1433 Word Downloads 106 Text Downloads 141

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

Ruthie-Marie Beckwith
Abstract 184 | PDF Downloads 90 Word Downloads 103 Text Downloads 113

The Thorn in Our Side

Rob Kocur
Abstract 162 | PDF Downloads 83 Word Downloads 91 Text Downloads 98

The Future of Medicaid

Arnold Birenbaum
Abstract 217 | PDF Downloads 75 Word Downloads 107 Text Downloads 110


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

Sheryl Burgstahler, Tanis Doe
Abstract 2511 | PDF Downloads 3724 Word Downloads 139 Text Downloads 322

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

Kelly Bow Tsin Chang
Abstract 344 | PDF Downloads 108 Word Downloads 112 Text Downloads 120

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 490 | PDF Downloads 171 Word Downloads 118 Text Downloads 167

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

Kelly Drew Roberts, Robert A. Stodden
Abstract 486 | PDF Downloads 175 Word Downloads 116 Text Downloads 160

Success for People with Disabilities after Postsecondary Education

Jennifer A. Graf, Teresa Whelley, Linda F. Jones
Abstract 426 | PDF Downloads 124 Word Downloads 109 Text Downloads 136

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

Anona K. Napoleon, Cindi Sherman
Abstract 185 | PDF Downloads 78 Word Downloads 98 Text Downloads 119

Creative Works

A Little Story to Share

Lee-chin Heng
Abstract 117 | PDF Downloads 77 Word Downloads 76 Text Downloads 97


Monty Anderson
Abstract 103 | PDF Downloads 54 Word Downloads 77 Text Downloads 88


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

Christina Carty Bergholz
Abstract 162 | PDF Downloads 81 Word Downloads 80 Text Downloads 81

Book Review: Vulnerable Subjects: Ethics and Life Writing

Steven E. Brown
Abstract 215 | PDF Downloads 57 Word Downloads 80 Text Downloads 88

Notes from the Field

Disability in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Idiopathic Chronic Fatigue

Bart Stouten
Abstract 108 | PDF Downloads 61 Word Downloads 84 Text Downloads 99