Centre for Disability Studies

The Centre for Disability Studies was established in 2002 (previously the Centre for the Study of Developmental Disabilities) with the appointment of the NDA Chair in Disability Studies at the National University of Ireland, Dublin.

It is dedicated to the emerging field of disability studies - the interdisciplinary and scholarly exploration of all aspects of disability.

Disability Studies comprises three core themes: the history of disability; experiences of disability; and an array of policy, social, rehabilitative and other interventions.

The Centre aims to promote the inclusion and independence of people with disabilities through excellent research, teaching and service to the wider community.

The Centre offers qualifications and degrees in three main areas: Rehabilitation Studies, Developmental Disabilities and Disability Studies.

Its Steering Group includes members of academic staff from many departments and faculties, while a group of advisers represents advocates, family members and professionals.

Contact Information: 

Centre for Disability Studies
University College Dublin
D002-005, Newman Building, Belfield, Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 716 8333
Fax: +353 1 716 8568


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