Student Disability Commission

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The SDC understands disability as not merely an individual or medical problem, but rather the result of social and physical barriers to full participation in society. We also recognize that disabilities affect people in unique ways based on culture, race, religion, sexual orientation, class, and political backgrounds. We want to celebrate these differences within our community.


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MADNESS IN HIGHER EDUCATION: An interview with Margaret Price

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Join the SDC and the D Center in welcoming Dr. Margaret Price, author of “Mad at School: Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life”, and associate professor of English at Ohio State University, to our (virtual) campus! Our event will be hosted by UW Disability Studies Affiliate and Mad/Mentally Ill, Chronically Ill Activist- Ashley Cowan D’Ambrosio, who will lead an interview with Dr. Price, to explore the current landscape in Higher Education for students and faculty with mental illness.