Reframing Childhood Disability: Bridging political and disciplinary boundaries to improve disabled children's lives
Bridging the gap between critical issues within disability studies and critical issues in children’s rehabilitation
This project is about bridging the gap between critical issues within disability studies and critical issues in children’s rehabilitation. Although both these fields have the goals of enabling disabled children and youth to thrive, they are different in important ways and could gain from each other. The project will analyse ideas and practices are normal (and unquestioned) in each field. We will examine how these ‘normal’ ideas and practices shape what is possible for disabled children / youth and their communities. Using this information, we will look at how each field could be positively challenged by the other to create a more positive and inclusive environment overall.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Gail Teachman (University of Western Ontario) & Thomas Abrams (Queens University)
Gail Teachman, Thomas Abrams, Joanna Fadyl, Yani Hamdani, Barbara Gibson, Kelly Fritch, Erika Katzman
Emily Cox, Megham Ingram, Bhavnita Mistry
Current status: In progress