Tag Archive: Disability

Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Day is for disabled people too!

Today is Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Day across Canada and a few other countries.  Thisis an especially important day this year given the rise of the #MeToo movement. Designed to bring about awareness… Continue reading

If disability rights are civil rights, why is the House of Representatives debating harmful reforms to the Americans with Disabilities Act?

Many social workers I interact with express the idea that the civil rights of disabled people were taken care of with the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). In… Continue reading

Language is power: Two things social workers need to know for practice with disabled people

Did you know that over one fifth of the United States population has an impairment that leads to a disability? Given this, social workers are bound to engage in practice with disabled people… Continue reading

Revisiting classroom laptop bans from the intersections of disability, race & ethnicity

I don’t know about you, but I find my students’ use of laptops in the classroom to be a distraction. I really don’t like it. However, there’s more to the story than me,… Continue reading

Soliciting feedback on talk about impact of Trump administration on people with disabilities

I’m looking forward to giving at talk on the potential impact of the Trump administration on disability policy and people with disabilities in general.  I’ve drawn on the expertise of these disability experts and colleagues:… Continue reading

Risk factors for child maltreatment among parents with disabilities

New work coming out in Children and Youth Services Review with my colleague, Elizabeth Lightfoot at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work…here is the abstract, but you can see the official… Continue reading

My response to the National Council on Disability’s (wonderful) new report on parents with disabilities

Earlier this morning, the National Council on Disability (NCD) co-sponsored a congressional briefing on ensuring the rights of parents with disabilities. Co-sponsors included the American Psychological Association, the National Association of Social Workers and the… Continue reading

Accommodating students with disabilities in field practicum: Challenges and strategies

I was pleased to be part of a team of social work educators from around the United States who will be presenting “Accommodating Students with Disabilities in Field Practicum: Challenges and Strategies” at… Continue reading

On Methodological, Logistical and Ethical Issues in Research Related to People with Disabilities

Although I am slated to participate in a roundtable on Methodological, Logistical and Ethical Issues in Research Related to People with Disabilities at the Society for Social Work and Research conference with seven… Continue reading

Community-based participatory research project on youth with developmental disabilities

Building on a two-year partnership with my colleague Beth Flanzbaum at YOU, Inc., I am starting to work on a new community-based participatory research project entitled “Developing best practices for clinical work with… Continue reading