This award recognizes an APA member who has made a significant contribution to people with disabilities through promoting inclusion, advancing knowledge and research, participating in advocacy, and fostering empowerment of people with disabilities in society.
Our publicly available directory may be used to find collaborators, mentors, faculty recruiting graduate students or postdocs, and like-minded colleagues. You do not need to be a member of DARN to view or complete the directory.
Hosted by the Center on Disability Studies (CDS), College of Education, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa since 1988, Pac Rim has evolved into an international conference that has welcomed thousands of presenters and attendees from across Hawaiʻi, the nation, and the world.
Grants and Scholarships
NIH Predoctoral scholarship for diverse applicants (includes disability)
The Scott and Paul Pearsall Grant supports graduate and early career work that seeks to increase the public’s understanding of the psychological pain and stigma experienced by adults living with visible physical disabilities, such as cerebral palsy.
Canadian scholarships for post-secondary students
The Society for Personality and Social Psychology, founded in 1974, is the world’s largest organization of social and personality psychologists. With over 7,500 members, SPSP strives to advance the science, teaching, and application of social and personality psychology.
The Society for Disability Studies (SDS) is an international non-profit organization that promotes the study of disability in social, cultural, and political contexts.
Rehabilitation Psychology is a specialty area within psychology that focuses on the study and application of psychological knowledge and skills on behalf of individuals with disabilities and chronic health conditions in order to maximize health and welfare, independence and choice, functional abilities, and social role participation, across the lifespan.
The Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology (CDIP) (established 1980) is a six-person continuing committee reporting through the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest (BAPPI) to the Board of Directors and Council of Representatives.
GASP is a nonprofit scientific and professional group open to all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and research interest.
Disabled in Higher Ed is a grassroots organization that aims to create a more supportive environment for disabled people to access and excel at all levels of higher education.
This special issue has three areas of focus: social and individual-level predictors of ableism, experiences and consequences of ableism, and navigating and resisting ableism.
DARN keeps a list of disability-related manuscripts in social, personality, and health psychology and related fields. It is a living document that anyone can add to.
Society for Teaching of Psychology resource on including disability topics in the teaching of psychology
A conversation with five DARN members, moderated by APA. (Scroll down to webinar 9.)
APA Essential Conversations: Barriers for Individuals with Disabilities in the Scientific Workforce: Current Data and Recommendations for a More Inclusive Field
People with disabilities make up over 27% of the U.S. population, yet they are severely underrepresented in both psychological science and the larger scientific workforce (Varadaraj et. al., 2021). A major barrier to entering and succeeding the scientific workforce is ableism, the “stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination, and social oppression toward people with disabilities” (Bogart & Dunn, 2019). A recent NIH report calls attention to the underrepresentation and barriers faced by individuals with disabilities in the biomedical and behavioral research workforce, as well as provides recommendations for making the workforce more inclusive. Join three of the authors of the NIH report, a co-founder of the Disability Advocacy and Research Network, and a content expert from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to discuss these important topics and the pivotal role psychological science must play in addressing them.
APS webinar about community-based participatory research and disability representation.
Disability Inclusion, Accessibility, and Human Rights: A panel led by the American Psychological Association provided an overview of disability status and human rights based on psychological science.
Disability Advocacy and Research Network (DARN) members Thomas Dirth, Kathleen Bogart, Amanda Hemmesch, and Joan Ostrove discuss ableism in psychology. They define and provide examples of ableist approaches and practices in psychological research, training, and policy, and then facilitate a reimagining of common disciplinary assumptions and practices and chart potential avenues to resist ableism moving forward.
In this webinar, we examine these issues and address how physicians and the medical community can better support those living with a rare disease as well as their caregivers.
Wondering how to make your research and/or teaching space more diverse and inclusive in our current social context? In this webinar from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Drs. Valerie T. Taylor (Lehigh University), Jon Freeman (New York University), Kathleen Bogart (Oregon State University), Sarah Gaither (Duke University), and Jim Everett (University of Kent) discuss best and worst practices on how to make your academic space and academia more broadly as inclusive as possible.
The American Psychological Association’s Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology hosted a webinar to raise awareness of the psychosocial and health equity issues that the disability community has faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Close captioning available)
Dr. Rhoda Olkin, a disabled clinical psychologist, describes Disability Affirmative Therapy