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CDS Publishes Volume 13, Issue 3 of the RDS Journal

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We are excited to announce the publication of Volume 13 Issue 3 of Review of Disability Studies, an international, peer-reviewed journal. Discover diverse voices in this issue ranging from Self Advocates, Rehabilitation Counselors, Creative Writers, Influential Bloggers, and Education Experts.




Table of Contents

Editorial Research Articles

When A Hyphen Matters: Reflections on Disability and Language
Megan A. Conway, Ph.D., RDS Editor-In-Chief, Hawaii, USA

Research Articles

"Friends Give Meaning to Life:" Reframing friendship for indiviudals with autism that type to communicate
Jessica K. Bacon (PhD), Fernanda Orsati (PhD), Scott Floyd & Hesham Khater, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York, USA

Self-Determination in Social Context: A Social Cognitive Approach
Jason Matthew Naranjo (PhD) & Luke Duesbery (PhD), California, Washington, USA


Creative Works

On Speaking and Not Speaking: Autism, Friendship, Interdependency 
Sonya Freeman Loftis (PhD), Georgia, USA

Finding Beck: How Disability Erasure in Play Reflects and Influences Reality
Karin Hitselberger, USA


Best Practices

Sports and Disability: Enhanced Health, Self-Efficacy, and Social Inclusion Through Athletic Participation
Tayo Moss (MS), Trenton J. Landon (PhD) & Allison Fleming (PhD), Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Utah, USA

Dissertations and Abstracts

Disability Studies Dissertations Abstracts
Jonathan Erlen, Megan Conway


We have been publishing RDS since 2003 and have published over 500 authors from all over the world, including numerous authors from other UCEDDs. One of only a handful of peer-reviewed Disability Studies journals in the world, the Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal (RDS) is a quarterly online journal that provides an international forum for people with disabilities, academics, professionals, artists and creators from all backgrounds and expertise to express ideas relevant to disability studies and people with disabilities.