After such a wonderful Society for Disability Studies (SDS) conference this year, we were thinking it would be a good idea to start a special interest group in SDS on "Work, Employment & Society." The purpose of which would be to cultivate a community of disability studies scholars who have an interest in and/or are doing work this area of research and policy; generating a forum for discussing contemporary issues in the field as well as organizing a panel on work, employment and society at the SDS Annual Meeting.
In order to start this special interest group we needed fifteen signatures and received a total of forty-three (35 from SDS members). If you are interested in signing up to support this initiative and hear updates about its status, please feel free to click on the link below! The next step, pending SDS approval, will be to formalize the WES membership and begin a listserv.