Tag Archive: disabled

Fostering cultural competence with disabled Asian Americans: Moving beyond the model minority concept

This is being shared pre-publication; this essay is in press with The New Social Worker. In recent years, social workers may have paid attention to the Stop Asian Hate campaign, a result of the idea… Continue reading

“Nothing about us without us:” An intersectional history of disability policy advocacy and activism

The following are the notes for a talk I am giving next week, I wanted to offer the text to people who will not be well-served by Zoom’s often inaccurate captioning system. In… Continue reading

My client is disabled and queer: The importance of developing an intersectional lens

Jeff Driskell, PhD, LICSW and Elspeth Slayter, MSW, MA, PhD, Salem State University School of Social Work Many social workers have worked hard to be more aware and inclusive of queer[1] clients and colleagues… Continue reading

Beyond inclusion: Creating affirming classrooms for d/Deaf and hard-of-hearing students

Elspeth Slayter, MSW, MA, PhD, Salem State University Cate Thomas, BSW, GradCertLearn&TeachHigherEd, GradDipPA, MPAdmin, PhD, Charles Sturt University We often have d/Deaf[1] and hard-of-hearing students in our university student bodies, but they can, at times, feel excluded… Continue reading

“School sucks for a blind student:” Creating disability-affirming classrooms for blind students

Co-authored by Ben Chase, BSW Candidate and Elspeth Slayter, MSW, MA, PhD Recently, Ben, a legally blind social work student with partial visual impairment wrote to Elspeth, saying “school sucks for a blind… Continue reading

#CrippingSocialWork: Why Disability is a Social Work Issue

Guest blogger & #Disabled MSW student Lynne Fetter talks about her hashtag activism centered around #CrippingSocialWork & why #Disability is a #SocialWork issue – read & learn more!

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

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