Journal of Disability Policy Studies (JDPS)

Editors: Antonis Katsiyannis, EdD, and Mitchell Yell, PhD
Published: 4 times/year
ISSN: 1044-2073 (print)
ISSN: 1538-4802 (electronic)


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Description

The Journal of Disability Policy Studies (JDPS) addresses compelling, variable issues in ethics, policy, and law related to individuals with disabilities. Regular features include "From My Perspective," which provides discussions of issues currently confronting a particular disability discipline or area, and "Disability Policy Newsbreak!" which offers commentary on disability policy and advocacy activities from disability organizations.

You will find insights to help you

  • decipher complex legislation
  • understand the problems and concerns driving current public policy
  • unravel the tangled philosophies surrounding controversial ethical issues, such as a special issue devoted to end-of-life concerns for individuals with disabilities
  • and much more
Articles possess interdisciplinary appeal, with implications in fields such as
  • Education
  • Law
  • Sociology
  • Public Health
  • Family Studies
  • Social Work
  • Public Administration

 

Aims & Scope

The Journal of Disability Policy Studies addresses compelling, variable issues in ethics, policy, and law related to individuals with disabilities. A major focus is quantitative and qualitative policy research. Articles have implications in fields such as education, law, sociology, public health, family studies, medicine, social work, and public administration. Occasional special series discuss current problems or areas needing more in-depth research, for example, disability and aging, policy concerning families of children with disabilities, oppression and disability, school violence policies and interventions, and systems change in supporting individuals with disabilities.