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Ableism & Dis/Ability Research Guide: Topics and Terminology

Use this guide to explore the various facets of ableism and dis/ability including news; organizations; law; statistics; local resources, and published materials such as poplular and scholarly articles, books, reference sources, and films.


Here are some topics, terms and keywords to utilize when searching article databases and library catalogs for scholarly and mainstream publications on abelism.

  • Athletes
  • Cognitive disabilities, neurological disorders
  • Complementary medicine
  • Communities
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Family and care givers
  • Housing
  • Human Rights
  • Independence
  • Insurance
  • Invisible disability
  • Law, legal aspects, legislation, regulations
  • Mobility
  • Occupational therapy
  • Paralympics
  • Pediatric health
  • Physical disabilities
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychological aspects 
  • Social aspects
  • Social Security and Medicare
  • Special Olympics
  • Sports
  • Stereotypes
  • Transport
  • Universal Human Rights


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