Disability Studies is an academic discipline that approaches disability from an interdisciplinary perspective and uses multiple theories to define disability and understand the disability experience. Disability Studies programs are being formed at universities nationwide and at all levels of scholarship. There are undergraduate minors and majors, as well as masters degrees, certificates of advanced studies, and Ph.D.s available in this new field.
The Society for Disability Studies (SDS)  is a scholarly organization for people involved in disability studies. SDS holds an annual conference and publishes a quarterly journal. There is also a disability studies archive  of articles published by Leeds University  in the United Kingdom, and a quarterly journal, The Review of Disability Studies  published at the University of Hawaii.
If you want to study Disability Studies, consider the following sample of universities that offer programs in this area:
University of Washington  offers an undergraduate minor.
Temple University  offers a graduate certificate.
Syracuse University  offers a graduate certificate.
Ohio State University  offers an undergraduate minor and a graduate specialization.
University of Hawaii at Manoa  offers a graduate certificate.
University of Illinois at Chicago  offers an MS or a Ph.D.
To find out if there is a disability studies program near you consult Temple Universities' list of Disability Studies Programs in North America .
-  The Society for Disability Studies (SDS)
-  disability studies archive
-  Leeds University
-  The Review of Disability Studies
-  University of Washington
-  Temple University
-  Syracuse University
-  Ohio State University
-  University of Hawaii at Manoa
-  University of Illinois at Chicago
-  list of Disability Studies Programs in North America