SOE’s Disability Studies Program featured in the New York Times

Syracuse University’s Disability Studies program, as well as faculty member, Dr. Steven J. Taylor and doctoral student, April Coughlin, were featured in a New York Times article about the evolution of disability studies in academia.

“Universities have long studied the disabled in medical and health care curriculums. But when the first disability studies program emerged at Syracuse University in 1994, it was a radical departure from the medical model that had dominated offerings for decades and had approached disability as a deficit that needed fixing.”

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April Coughlin, who has a master’s degree in disability studies, led New York City Teaching Fellows along the High Line last summer to demonstrate accessibility issues

“Disability Studies: A New Normal” on The New York Times