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 142 | PDF Downloads 73 Word Downloads 98 Text Downloads 107

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 522 | PDF Downloads 250 Word Downloads 110 Text Downloads 126

Homeschooling Children with Disabilities: Balancing Freedom and Responsibility

Merope Pavlides
Abstract 891 | PDF Downloads 391 Word Downloads 107 Text Downloads 135

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

Rachel Stewart
Abstract 1214 | PDF Downloads 1324 Word Downloads 97 Text Downloads 131

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

Ruthie-Marie Beckwith
Abstract 181 | PDF Downloads 87 Word Downloads 100 Text Downloads 110

The Thorn in Our Side

Rob Kocur
Abstract 155 | PDF Downloads 77 Word Downloads 89 Text Downloads 92

The Future of Medicaid

Arnold Birenbaum
Abstract 213 | PDF Downloads 71 Word Downloads 104 Text Downloads 106


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

Sheryl Burgstahler, Tanis Doe
Abstract 2382 | PDF Downloads 3576 Word Downloads 134 Text Downloads 315

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

Kelly Bow Tsin Chang
Abstract 310 | PDF Downloads 102 Word Downloads 104 Text Downloads 116

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 478 | PDF Downloads 166 Word Downloads 116 Text Downloads 165

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

Kelly Drew Roberts, Robert A. Stodden
Abstract 473 | PDF Downloads 165 Word Downloads 107 Text Downloads 153

Success for People with Disabilities after Postsecondary Education

Jennifer A. Graf, Teresa Whelley, Linda F. Jones
Abstract 411 | PDF Downloads 111 Word Downloads 103 Text Downloads 130

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

Anona K. Napoleon, Cindi Sherman
Abstract 180 | PDF Downloads 75 Word Downloads 93 Text Downloads 115

Creative Works

A Little Story to Share

Lee-chin Heng
Abstract 112 | PDF Downloads 73 Word Downloads 72 Text Downloads 93


Monty Anderson
Abstract 97 | PDF Downloads 48 Word Downloads 71 Text Downloads 82


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

Christina Carty Bergholz
Abstract 150 | PDF Downloads 75 Word Downloads 75 Text Downloads 79

Book Review: Vulnerable Subjects: Ethics and Life Writing

Steven E. Brown
Abstract 207 | PDF Downloads 52 Word Downloads 76 Text Downloads 86

Notes from the Field

Disability in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Idiopathic Chronic Fatigue

Bart Stouten
Abstract 107 | PDF Downloads 60 Word Downloads 83 Text Downloads 99