Welcome!

The Critical Disability Studies Students’ Association (CDSSA) is a student association for the Critical Disability Studies (CDIS) program at York University. The CDSSA exists to support disability researchers, artists, and activists.

Our aim is to create spaces where disability researchers, artists, and activists can connect, collaborate, and share knowledge.

Our Annual Conference will be held

has been postponed in solidarity with CUPE 3903

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

*Please note that this is a scent-free event*

CDSSA Conference 2015

This site is also a place where current and incoming CDIS students can learn about the students’ association, the CDIS program, and accessing resources at York.

Note: Our academic journal will soon be accepting submissions.  Please see the Call for Papers and Call for Art to learn more.

*Caption: This page features a poster displaying the following text: 10th Annual CDSSA Conference, Disability & Intersectionality, Practices, Theories, and Frameworks. Saturday, September 26th, pm to 5pm, HNES Main Floor, York University. Keynote Presentation by Dr. Nirmala Erevelles. For accommodation requests, please contact cdssa.2015@gmail.com. There is an icon for ASL services and an icon indicating that this is a wheelchair accessible event. Below is a line of text that reads, “Please note that this is a scent-free event.”

The poster has a blue backdrop and features a graphic of interlocking circles. At the  bottom are the following logos:  the Centre for Human Rights; MA and PhD Program in Critical Disability Studies; the York Institute for Health Research; and York University.

*Caption: The image heading consists of yellow, blue and pink  abstract shapes against a dark grey background, painted by Maria Guadagnoli-Closs.

*Caption: The website border depicts the brick wall surrounding the perimeter of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

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