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Visiting Scholars from University of Tsukuba Set to Join CDS

Mon, 01 Feb 2016
Scholars from the University of Tsukuba are set to visit the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Visit dates are set for February 18-25, 2016.

Volume 11, Issue 4 of the RDS Journal is now available!

Tue, 12 Jan 2016
The newest issue of RDS is out!! You won't want to miss this very special edition featuring a forum from the 2015 Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity - Volume 11, Issue 4, online now! Become a subscriber today!

Register Now for Spring Online Graduate Courses in Disability Studies

Fri, 08 Jan 2016
Space is still available in these Spring online graduate courses in Disability Studies at the University of Hawaii!

Pacific Rim Conference

Registration for the 2016 Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity is Now Open!

Tue, 17 Nov 2015
Register now for the 2016 Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity: April 25 & 26, 2016.

CDS Receives Five-year Grant to Improve Employment and Independent Living Outcomes for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ID)

Fri, 06 Nov 2015
The UH Mānoa College of Education Center on Disability Studies has been awarded a $2.5M grant by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education. A five-year Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) program, TPSID will expand upon a highly successful model to improve employment and independent living outcomes for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID).

It's Unacceptable to Accept Homelessness

Wed, 04 Nov 2015
When confronted with community challenges we consider unacceptable, we often intervene in ways that actually accept the problem as a fact of life—as pointed out by columnist David Shapiro ("Accepting the unacceptable is a fact of life for Hawaii," Volcanic Ash, Star-Advertiser, Oct. 18). Homelessness is an example: Our leaders, the media and fellow community members here seem locked in a cycle of temporary solutions. Acceptance of homelessness as a way of life is reflected in our use of language and our responses to homelessness. Persons who are homeless are categorized as a class of people with multiple challenges resulting in not having a place to live—not something anyone would consider desirable.

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COE and CDS Remember Dr. Kim Weol-Soon Rupnow

Fri, 30 Oct 2015
Dr. Kim Weol-Soon Rupnow passed away on October 16, 2015 at the age of 61, having lived a determined, successful, and full life despite cancer. Rupnow began her career in the UH Mānoa College of Education (COE) as a lecturer and student before becoming an assistant professor in the college’s Center on Disability Studies (CDS) in 1993. Promoted to associate professor in 2007, she would continue her research and projects through her illness.

Baby's Daily Play App

Former CDS Faculty Member Develops DailyPlay App for Newborns

Tue, 27 Oct 2015
Former CDS Faculty Member, Norma Jean Stodden, has developed an educational app for newborns. Baby’s Daily Play App has 365 educational games for parents to play with baby - one for each day of baby’s first year! The daily games stimulate baby’s intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development!

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CDS Wins Native Hawaiian Education Program Grant

Fri, 09 Oct 2015
The U.S. Department of Education, Native Hawaiian Education Program (NHEP), has granted the UH Mānoa College of Education Center on Disability Studies (CDS) a $387K grant for year one of its Hawaii Positive Engagement Project (H-PEP). The project is scheduled to receive $1.3M over the next three years. The purpose of NHEP grants is to develop innovative education programs to assist Native Hawaiians.

RDS Journal

Volume 11, Issue 3 of the RDS Journal is now available!

Tue, 22 Sep 2015
The Fall semester is well under way and our International journal is receiving submissions from all over the world! The newest issue of the Review of Disability Studies (RDS), Volume 11, Issue 3 has something for everyone.