Queering Ability

Coalition for (Dis)Ability
Greetings Coalition members and general ACPA membership: I’m Spencer Scruggs and I currently serve as the Membership Engagement Coordinator for the Coalition for (Dis)Ability. I’ve happily served in the role for a year and a half and feel blessed to have worked with so many amazing scholars and professionals to bring you content related to disability and higher education. Over that time, telling...

Higher Ed Professionals with Mental Illness Need Support - Not Stigma

Coalition for (Dis)Ability
Higher Ed Professionals with Mental Illness Need Support - Not Stigma It was March 2015, and I was getting ready to step on a stage in front of 400 or so of my colleagues in higher education and tell them all that once upon a time, I had attempted suicide . It would be an understatement to say that my nerves were fraught, but I also knew that somewhere in that audience was at least one person...

Meet the Directorate!

Coalition for (Dis)Ability
We hope you've had a wonderful summer and are ready to jump into the Fall semester. In lieu of a newsletter, the Coalition for (Dis)Ability has decided to maintain a blog for updates, news, discussions, and information-sharing, and more. We hope this blog will serve as a resource to our members and allies. If you are interested in contributing to our blog or have an something you'd like to learn...

Access at Convention

Coalition for (Dis)Ability
One of the core values of ACPA is “diversity, multicultural competence and human dignity.” The members and leaders of ACPA have continuously worked to create an organization that is diverse, welcoming, and open to all who wish to participate. This is especially important when planning the annual Convention, as it is a time for members to come together to learn, teach, and grow as student affairs...

Updates from the Membership Chair!

Coalition for (Dis)Ability
As ACPA pushes Student Affairs and Higher Education forward, the Coalition for (Dis)Ability plays a pivotal role in making sure (dis)ability is at the center of consideration in those efforts. That’s our aim in bringing our members and the ACPA membership as a whole more opportunities to engage in conversations about ability and the privilege that comes along with ability. Furthermore, because...