We would also like to acknowledge the many members of our community, near and far, who were instrumental in helping us to complete this project.

  • Pat Connolly, for being an early reader and editor of one of our first chapters
  • Rose Singh, for being a close advisor and de facto third editor
  • Elizabeth Kenney and colleagues at the School for Graduate Studies, for providing us invaluable assistance with copyediting several of our early chapters.
  • Matt DeCarlo, the social work open educational resources guru, for providing specific technical guidance and materials to get us off the ground as we figured out the process of creating a rigorous open access textbook
  • Elizabeth McKeigue, Jason Snow, Gail Rankin, James McGrath, Eliza Bobek, and the entire ROTEL team for helping us get to the finish line as part of their grantmaking program
  • Courtney O’Keefe, our wonderful graduate research assistant, for her attention to detail, commitment to the work, and intellectual curiosity, and for being instrumental in identifying the loose ends that needed to be corrected as we neared the end of our process
  • All of the authors who dedicated so much time towards preparing thoughtful and poignant chapters on a range of topics relevant to disability social work
  • The chapter peer reviewers who provided additional expertise and helpful feedback to the chapter authors and book editors (see list below)
  • Elspeth wishes to thank her partner, Murat, for all of the support he offered during the many days and nights when she was working on this project. Additionally, she is beyond grateful to her partner in this project, Lisa Johnson, who jumped on board when the idea for the textbook was born, and never looked back. Her steady hand and keen observations have made this a much better book. Elspeth could not have dreamed of a better partner in this process.
  • Lisa wishes to thank her partner, Andria, for supporting her during work on this book, including fielding questions about design ideas. Also, she sends many thanks to her co-editor, Elspeth, who brought her along on this wonderful journey.

Acknowledgement of Chapter Peer Reviewers

We are humbled by the number of colleagues who supported our effort to create this groundbreaking textbook by contributing to our peer review process. It is with heartfelt thanks that we acknowledge the following colleagues:

Alauna Adams, MSW, Phd candidate, University of Alabama, School of Social Work

Stephanie Ash, MSW candidate, Cleveland State University

Matt Bogenschuttz, MSW, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Social Work

Leah Cheatham, MSW, PhD, University of Alabama, School of Social Work

Michael Clarkson-Hendrix, PhD, LCSW-R, State University of New York, Fredonia

Julia Cluett, LICSW, Care Dimensions

Allison Cohen Hall, PhD, University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion

Sharyn DeZelar, Saint Catherine University, School of Social Work

Debashis Dutta, MSW, PhD, Windsor University School of Social Work

Jess Francis, MSW, PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, School of Social Work


Erin Hipple, MA, MSW, PhD, LCSW, Westchester University School of Social Work

Aubrey Jones, MSW, PhD, University of Kentucky, School of Social Work

Robin Ladwig, PhD candidate, Canberra University, Faculty of Business, Government & Law

Alan Martino, PhD, University of Calgary, School of Social Work

Mia Ocean, MSW, PhD, Westchester University, School of Social Work

Lydia Ogden, MSW, PhD, Simmons University, School of Social Work

Jamie Partridge, LCSW, Rhode Island Family Service

Sara-Beth Plummer, MSW, PhD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Social Work

Montrell Pryor, LGSW, University of Kentucky School of Social Work

Rose Singh, MSW, PhD Candidate Dalhousie University School of Social Work

Katie Sweet, LCSW, Mystic Valley Services

Sarah Taylor, MSW, PhD, California State University, East Bay

Cate Thomas, BA, BSW, GradCertLearn&TeachHigherEd, GradDipPA, MPAdmin, PhD,  Charles Sturt University, School of Social Work

Kathi Trawver, PhD, LMSW, University of Alaska, School of Social Work

Ali Wetmur, MSW, PhD, LCSW, Rutgers University School of Social Work


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