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Journal of Disability Policy Studies
J Disabil Pol Stud

Published/Hosted by SAGE. ISSN (printed): 1044-2073. ISSN (electronic): 1538-4802.

Publisher: Hammill Institute on Disabilities and SAGE in association with the Wisconsin Council of Administrators of Special Services. The Journal of Disability Policy Studies (JDPS) addresses compelling, variable issues in ethics, policy, and law related to individuals with disabilities. A major focus is quantitative and qualitative policy research. Articles have implications in fields such as education, law, sociology, public health, family studies, medicine, social work, and public administration. Submissions are judged by the social significance of the problem and adherence to accepted research practices and standards. The contribution to theory and knowledge and the use of appropriate method are more important than any particular methodology. A variety of levels of analysis is appropriate, including societal, organizational, group, family, and individual. Occasional special series discuss current problems or areas needing more in-depth research, for example, disability and aging, policy concerning families of children with disabilities, oppression and disability, school violence policies and interventions, and systems change in supporting individuals with disabilities. This journal helps decipher complex legislation, explain problems and concerns driving current public policy, and unravel the tangled philosophies surrounding controversial ethical issues. JDPS is published quarterly.

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