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Council on Disability and Persons with Disabilities

The Council on Disability and Persons With Disabilities (CDPD) is a council of the Commission for Diversity and Social and Economic Justice. The council functions to develop social work education resources that are related to issues surrounding disability and the experiences of individuals with disabilities. The council also works to facilitate the full participation of people with disabilities in social work education and is ready to assist in all endeavors related to issues of disability within this field. Finally, the council advocates to include social, political, and economic matters involving disability and individuals with disabilities in the framework of social work education. Read more about CDPD's charge.

Disability Resources 

New Resource!

CDPD member Lydia Ogden is the lead author of a paper that examines the availability of disabilty courses in social work programs and provides suggestions on how more disability content can be included in the curriculum. See reference below:

Ogden, L.P., McAllister, C., and Neely-Barnes, S. (2017): Assessment of Integration of Disability Content into Social Work Education, Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation (16), 3-4, 361-376.

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2018 Disability Manuscript Award

The Disability Manuscript Award winner(s) and honorable mention recipient(s)s will be recognized at the 2018 Annual Program Meeting (APM) in Orlando, FL.