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Center on Disability Studies. Interdisciplinary Certificate in Disability and Diversity Studies

Space still available for Spring Disability Studies Courses

Mon, 18 Dec 2017
Six Exciting Courses for Spring! All courses are offered through distance education. Current students, residents and non-residents (international and out of state students) may apply for DDS courses through Outreach College and pay in-state tuition rates. Courses also offered through UH Day School.

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CDS End-of-Year Ceremony Hails Outstanding Staff Contributions

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
Find out about the fellowship, fun and tradition that brought CDS together for moments of thanks and holiday cheer.

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An Invitation from the Director to Stay in Touch with CDS

Wed, 13 Dec 2017
The inaugural edition of the online CDS newsletter is out. CDS Director Pat Morrissey welcomes you to check it out. Learn about the numerous CDS initiatives that may be of benefit to you on campus and in the wider community of Hawaii nei.

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Who cares for the caregivers? A CDS workshop provides answers

Tue, 12 Dec 2017
When a CDS program for early education asked parents and teachers to suggest ideas for training caregivers and service providers, it was expected that there would be requests for strategies to help keiki accelerate in the race for classroom achievement. However, as it turned out, the consensus was that something decidedly non-competitive was needed. Find out how this has led to the development of a novel project for CDS faculty and how you might be able to benefit from the ideas highlighted in the new project's workshop.

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CDS champions jobs for people with disabilities

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
People with disabilities are working, training for jobs, or searching for better jobs. Clearly, work is important for people with disabilities. But in the search for employment, many run into barriers that rarely confront their counterparts without disabilities. Find out why this is so and learn why CDS researchers say a change has got to come--for everyone's benefit.

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CDS NEWS in brief

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
An island-wide CDS staff of more than two-dozen specialists is collectively leading the development of 263 activities, 43 projects and 185 products. Catch up with the latest highlights here.

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How to pursue disabilities studies in Spring 2018 and why an online survey recommends doing this through CDS

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Critical disabilities studies is a burgeoning academic discipline, which leads to many career paths. Find out about the Spring 2018 courses CDS is offering in this field and learn how they can enhance your current degree program and your professional goals.

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A CDS Personal Profile: Sajja’s journey

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
‘Tis the season of brisk online shopping, according to retailer reports nationwide. Ever consider what it is like for someone who cannot take this online convenience or any other Internet activity for granted due to a disability? This is the reality for a UH grad student, who has, nonetheless, found her way around barriers-with determination to spare. Enjoy this first in a CDS News series of people profiles.

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Cripping Care: Care Pedagogies and Practices Special Forum - Volume 13, Issue 4

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
From Canada to India, Guatemala to Germany, this special issue includes a research forum on Cripping Care: Care Pedagogies and Practices,” as well as multimedia, creative works, and a selection of the latest in disability studies’ dissertations & abstracts.

Center on Disability Studies. Interdisciplinary Certificate in Disability and Diversity Studies

CDS offers New Graduate Course for Spring 2018 Semester

Mon, 27 Nov 2017
This spring, the Center on Disability Studies is offering a new graduate course, DIS 680: “Exploring Disability History through the Ages.” The course is a historical overview of disability from a disability studies perspective. Students will have opportunities to visit diverse perspectives, attitudes, and treatment toward individuals with disabilities through many centuries, societies, and cultures throughout the world; as well as how people with disabilities perceived their own experiences and how we know this.​ There will be UHM "day class", and Outreach or Extension sections for this course.