Disability Knowledge Community

Disability Knowledge Community

The Disability Knowledge Community is NASPA’s member driven resource for information about disability issues in higher education and student affairs. The Knowledge Community works to combine knowledge generated by its members with outside resources. As a source of information and advocacy for disability issues, the Disability Knowledge Community is able to provide professionals and institutions with the resources needed to meet these unique needs.

About

Mission:
The Disability Knowledge Community aims to create a network of student affairs professionals dedicated to access and inclusion for disability communities.

Vision:
The DKC envisions a universally accessible collegiate experience for all individuals.

Commitment:
Through our collective expertise on disability and accessibility, we seek to:

  • Share resources and provide educational opportunities that reframe disability as a valued aspect of diversity.
  • Advocate for equitable practices and policies that foster participation for individuals with disabilities.
  • Create professional development opportunities and produce scholarly articles surrounding disability identity, accessibility, equity and inclusion.

Welcome from the DKC Chair

We must work together to champion efforts that increase accessibility, both in the classroom and across campus. We must frame disability in an inclusive paradigm that celebrates diverse embodiments and disability culture. We must strive towards transforming inclusion by removing physical, technological and attitudinal barriers. My educational philosophy is grounded in the belief that an accessible and equitable education is a civic right that should be afforded to all individuals. Let us embrace the work ahead, support one another throughout the journey, and lead efforts that embrace access and equity for all.

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Leadership Team

Knowledge Community leaders are NASPA volunteers who have generously devoted their time to their Knowledge Community. Chairs are elected by the Knowledge Community members while Regional representatives are selected from within the Region. Additional roles are selected by the Knowledge Community.

Get Involved

Volunteers are critical to the continued success of the Disability Knowledge Community. We are constantly on the lookout for new and exciting content from members to contribute to our newsletter, website, and other productions.

If you’re interested in taking on a project or would like to indicate your interest in future volunteer opportunities, please contact one of the Disability Knowledge Community representatives.

Resources

Books

-          Beyond the Americans with Disabilities Act: Inclusive policy and practice for higher education.

-          Disability in Higher Education: A Social Justice Approach

-          Academic Ableism: Disability and Higher Education (Corporealities: Discourses Of Disability)

-          Accommodations in Higher Education under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

-          The Guide to assisting students with disabilities: Equal Access in Health Science and Professional Education

-          Students with Asperger Syndrome, a guide for college personnel

-          Parties, Dorms, and Social Norms

-          The way They Learn

-          Medical Students with Disabilities: Resources to Enhance Accessibility

-          Disability as Diversity in Higher Education

-          Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice

-          Feminist, queer, Crip

-          Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability (Cultural Front)

-          Universal Design in higher Education: From Principles to Practice

-          Disabilities, opportunities, internetworking, and technology Brochures

Presentations

-          NASPA and AHEAD Collaboration presentation

Media

-          Asperger syndrome at work

-          Asperger syndrome: Transition to college and work

-          Manners for the real world: Basic social skills

-          It’s all part of the job

-          I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much

-          Depression, the secret we share

-          I got 99 problems… palsy is just one

 

Websites

-          National Center for College Students with Disabilities

-          Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education

-          Auxiliary Aids and Services for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities

-          What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

-          Universal Design for Learning Guidelines

-          Universal Design for Learning at a glance

-          Universal Design for Learning (UDL) on campus

-          A-Z to deaf blindness

-          University of Washington DO-IT Program  

-          The National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE)

-          Disability history museum

-          Gallaudet University

Including Students with Disabilities

 

Newsletter

Awards