The Disability and Advocacy Research Network is for folks with disabilities in psychology at any career stage (including students).
We also welcome allies and those who study, work with, and/or teach about disability. Following a social model perspective, anyone who identifies or is viewed by others as having a disability can be considered to have a disability. This includes but is not limited to physical, sensory, cognitive, invisible, chronic illness, and mental health conditions. DARN facilitates community building, mentoring, professional development, and resource sharing. We are a volunteer-led collective.
Communication Managers: Emily Doffing and Hannah Mundinger
Special Projects Manager: Renée Beach
Volunteers: Thomas Dirth, Emily Doffing, Nazanin Heydarian, Georgia Tania Karalioliou, Jordan Rubin-McGregor, William Meese, Hannah Mundinger, David Myers, Joan Ostrove, Nicole Rosa, Lisa Rubin, Carolyn Shivers, and Katie Wang!
Additionally, we have three special interest subgroups
DARN Research Subgroup
Co-led by Jordan Rubin-McGregor and William Meese
A group for folks in psychology interested in researching disability or researching while disabled.
DARN Teaching Subgroup
Co-led by Kathleen Bogart and Nicole Rosa
A group for folks in psychology interested in teaching about disability or teaching while disabled.
DARN Health Service Providers Subgroup
Co-led by Jennifer Pearlstein, Renée Beach, and Crystal Lundmark
A group for students and professionals in clinical, counseling, or school psychology interested in disability issues.
DARN was founded in September 2021 when it was funded by a Community Catalyst Grant from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.