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Equity, Diversity, & Inclusivity: Library Resources

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As defined by the Applied Behavior Analysis Programs Guide:

Disability Studies is an academic discipline that examines the nature, meaning, and consequences of disability. It is a multidisciplinary field, broadly intersected by the sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities. Disability studies focus on the medical and social constructs surrounding disability. The ultimate focus of disability studies is to enhance the civil rights of individuals with disabilities and to improve their overall quality of life.

Disability Studies

Learning and Developmental Disabilities

Physical Disabilities

Social and Emotional Disorders

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