|Foundation for Science and Disability Reference
The Foundation for Science and Disability, founded in 1975, is an affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Its mission is to promote the integration of scientists with disabilities into all activities of the scientific community, and to promote the removal of barriers in order to enable students with disabilities to choose careers in science.
This reference page contains archives, links, and supplementary information that may be helpful to members and others interested in the Foundation.
The home page of the Foundation for Science and Disability is stemd.org
Graduate Student Grant Application
Form and instructions.
(If you need a different format, please email
Recent reports of interest (See 2021 FSD newsletter
Andrews E.E., et al. #SaytheWord: A Disability Culture Commentary on the Erasure of “Disability”. Rehabilitation Psychology 2019; 64, 111-118.
Frankle B.S.L. Expanding on possible mechanisms for tardive dyskinesia: A response to Ali, Roque, and Mallakh. Med. Hypotheses 2020; 144, 110248
Shelestak, J., Singhal, N., Frankle, L., Tomor, R. Increased blood-brain barrier hyperpermeability coincides with mast cell activation early under cuprizone administration.
Uddin L.Q. and De Los Reyes A. Cultivating allyship through casual mentoring to promote diversity. Trends in Cognitive Science 2021
Marks G.S., et al. Meeting frameworks must be even more inclusive. Nature Ecol. Evol. 2021;01437.
Frankle B.S.L. In defense of the one-factor doxastic account: A phenomenal account of delusions. Consc. Cognit. 2021; 94, 103181.
Hal Frost, a colleague from our 2017 meeting in Boston, contacted us recently and sent us a CV of what he has been up to recently. His career is an example of several iterations of starts and stops, and he hopes it can be an inspiration to someone who faces a bump in the road. Comments, questions ?
CV, other info, letter on "Mental Disability Matters to Society"
and Hal's first-hand account of being an engineer and scientist with a disability
Several interesting journal perspective articles and white papers have appeared recently including:
Diversity in Action article about scientists with disabilities
National Academy of Sciences report on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2021)
Letter to Science magazine about innovations introduced by scientists with disabilities
Phone apps for elders and others under isolation in Covid-19 stay-at-home restrictions.
NSF 2017 report on Women, Minorities and Persons with Disabilities
Testimony in 2019 by Dr. Malcom of AAAS on Attracting a Diverse STEM Workforce
an article about students and scientists with disabilities: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/our-disabilities-have-made-us-better-scientists/
a report on accessibility of digital media to disabled students
Doctors with disabilities
Helping innovative and creative students beat expectations. (Laureen Summers)
National Academy of Sciences (2018) The Promise of Assistive Technology to Enhance Activity and
Disabilities don't stop these experts (Science News for Students)
Disability is not a disqualification
Current Research on Classroom Accommodations and Technologies eBook
Workshop for Emerging Deaf and Hard of Hearing Scientists
Science careers for persons with disabilities (Nature 469, 2011, p. 255),
The need for a more diverse work force in Biomedical Science (Science 333, 2011, p. 940).
|FSD Newsletter, Winter 2023
||Minutes, February 18, 2022, Annual meeting
| FSD Newsletter, Summer 2021
|| Minutes, February 10, 2021, Annual meeting
| FSD Newsletter, Winter 2020
||Minutes, February 15, 2020, Annual meeting
|FSD Newsletter, Winter 2019
||Minutes, February 16, 2019, Annual meeting
|FSD Newsletter, Winter 2018
|| Minutes, February 17, 2018, Annual meeting
|FSD Newsletter, Winter 2017
|| Minutes, February 18, 2017, Annual meeting
|FSD Newsletter, Winter 2016
||Minutes, February 13, 2016, Annual meeting
|FSD Newsletter, Winter 2015
||Minutes, February 13, 2015, Annual meeting
|FSD Newsletter, Winter 2014
||Minutes, February 14, 2014, Annual meeting
|FSD Newsletter, Winter 2013
||Minutes, February 15, 2013, Annual meeting
||Minutes, February 17, 2012, Annual meeting
|FSD Newsletter, Fall 2011
||Minutes, February 18, 2011, Annual meeting
|FSD Newsletter, February 2011
||Minutes, February 19, 2010, Annual meeting
|FSD Newsletter, October 2009
||Minutes, February 13, 2009, Annual meeting
|FSD Newsletter, October 2008
||Minutes, February 16, 2008, Annual Meeting
||Minutes, February 17, 2007, Annual Meeting
|FSD Newsletter, Fall 2006
||Minutes, February 18, 2006, Annual Meeting
||Minutes, February 19, 2005, Annual Meeting
||Minutes, February 14, 2004, Annual Meeting
||Minutes, February 15, 2003, Annual Meeting
||Minutes, February 16, 2002, Annual Meeting
||Minutes, February 17, 2001, Annual Meeting
||Minutes, February 19, 2000, Annual Meeting
Links to related organizations (if one of these doesn't work, let me know and I will try to sleuth out a reconnection):
American Association of People with Disabilities
Career Guide for Students with Disabilities
College Resources for Students with Disabilities
College resources for Online Students with Disabilities
educatorlabs.org Resources for K-12 diverse abilities curriculum
Financial aid for college students with disabilities
Gogradonline.org has resources for graduate students with disabilities: Graduate School Success for Students with Disabilities
Learn how to become.org suggests resources for persons with disabilities: http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/financial-aid-for-students-with-disabilities/
Maryville University Disability Resources guide
Moneygeek.com suggests two resources for persons with disabilities: -Scholarships & Grants for Students with Disabilities
and Resources & Funding for Independent Living
Reference links to 150 websites offering grants to students with disabilities
Resources for visually impaired students (onlinecolleges.net)
Science Education for Students with Disabilities
Scholarships for students with disabilities
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