Disability Studies News and Events


We graduated 17 students with a disability studies minor in May 2017! Best of luck to you all.

DS 100 is being offered in the Summer term A of 2018. In Fall 2018 and Spring 2019, DS 100 will be offered as a face to face class. The course is open to first and second year students. More advanced students may seek permission of the instructors to enroll.

DS400: Capstone in Disability Studies will be offered Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.

Disability Awareness Club. This club was created to raise awareness about disabilities and the inaccessibility of the environment. If you are interested in getting involved with the DAC club, contact Julie Price at jp2542@ship.edu.

Great College Deals listed Shippensburg University's disability studies program as #12 in the nation on their list of 'The 20 Best Deals on College for Disability Studies.' Check out the article! http://www.theslateonline.com/article/2017/02/su-beats-other-schools-for-disability-studies

The Disability Awareness Club won a 2017 campus life award for diversity development!

Dr. Matthew Cella published a book called Disability and the Environment in American Literature: Toward an Ecosomatic Paradigm (Ecocritical Theory and Practice)

Old Main Chapel now has a new accessibility lift for the stage. The lecture hall in Rowland now has a ramp to allow easier access to the stage. 



On Tuesday, October 2nd at 6:30PM in Old Main Chapel, The Disability Studies Fall lecture will feature Michael Bérubé and his son, Jamie Bérubé. Jamie wrote a book called, Life As Jamie Knows It:An Exceptional Child Grows Up. He will be discussing his personal insight into the systems of special education, the world of work, and disability service systems. Michael and Jamie challenge us to consider how society might best support and include young adults with disabilities in becoming valued and active members of society.  

On Wednesday, November 7th at 7:00PM in Dauphin 151, there will be a film showing of Deej: Inclusion shouldn't be a lottery, a documentary film directed by Robert Rooy. This film is about an individual who has autism named DJ Savarese (Deej). Watch his jounrey through life as he faces society's obstacles to inclusion and the often paralyzing beauty of his own senses. This is a story told from the inside.