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Disability Specialty Group

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Our Mission

  • We will address the issues of people with disabilities and chronic illness through intra- and trans-disciplinary research, education, knowledge exchange, and actions in order to enable the broader AAG community, as well as the public, to become a more inclusive society.
  • We will actively work to identify and work on common interests for future joint endeavors with other specialty groups.
  • We will support and advocate for our members’ interests in all AAG events and efforts.

Our Vision is to live inclusion and to produce space for inclusion as well as to work for the development of an inclusive society.

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Announcements

  • Meridian Research & Consulting, Inc. Travel Award

    Meridian Research & Consulting, Inc. Travel Award

    The award, intended to be given annually, is a $100.00 grant to be used towards travel and/or related expenses incurred for attending the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG). This award is made possible through the sponsorship and spirit of social responsibility of MERIDIAN RESEARCH & CONSULTING, Inc. and the Disability Specialty Group (DSG) of the AAG.

    Eligibility:

    Persons eligible for the award (in order of preference) are:
    -Undergraduate or graduate students, or under/unemployed scholars who are persons with disabilities (No proof of disability status is required; this award functions on an honor system—work of these students and scholars need not be in the field of disability geography).
    -Undergraduate or graduate students, or under/unemployed scholars working on disability-related topics
    -Students or scholars in need of financial support to attend the AAG conference if attending from overseas areas, particularly from developing regions, and
    -Students and scholars in need of financial support to attend the AAG conference (from US and Canada)
    Additional preferences:
    -students/scholars who will be presenting a paper or poster, or serving as a panelist at the AAG Annual Conference.
    -first-time attendees of the AAG conference.

    Application Process:
    Applications should be electronic, but sent with
    1) Confirmation of registration for the AAG Annual Meeting
    2) In case of a student, a note from the student’s department chair or advisor confirming their student status should accompany the request
    3) If applicable, confirmation of paper or poster acceptance for presentation at the upcoming AAG Conference (a copy of registration receipt or email confirmation of abstract/poster/panel submission is sufficient), and
    4) A simple budget outline showing any matching funds (personal/grants/departmental support).
    5) Please indicate which category or categories from the ‘eligibility’ section are applicable to you.

    Please ensure that ALL the above elements are addressed in your application.

    Submissions should be made by February 15, 2016.

    All applications should be sent to Dr. Vandana Wadhwa, President/CEO of MERIDIAN RESEARCH & CONSULTING, Inc. at vw@meridianrandc.com or vandanaw@verizon.net. Award winners will be announced via the GEOGABLE listserv, the DSG Knowledge Communities forum, and on the MERIDIAN RESEARCH & CONSULTING, Inc. website at www.meridianrandc.com
    Note: Attendance of the Disability Specialty Group’s annual business meeting [ABM] is highly desirable since the check for the award will be presented there. If the awardee is unable to attend the business meeting, check will be mailed to the awardee after conference attendance. Also, please note that this award is not intended to replace or compete with the separately administered AAG Disability Travel Fund in Memory of Dr. T.J. Reynolds - students with disabilities are eligible to apply for both.

    Vandana Wadhwa, Ph.D.
    President/CEO
    MERIDIAN Research & Consulting, Inc.
    www.meridianrandc.com
    Ph: (781) 269-5685

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  • New Mission and Vision Statements for the DSG

    I am pleased to announce the new mission and vision statements for the DSG. They are as follows:

    Our Mission
    We will address the issues of people with disabilities and chronic illness through intra- and trans-disciplinary research, education, knowledge exchange, and actions in order to enable the broader AAG community, as well as the public, to become a more inclusive society.
    We will actively work to identify and work on common interests for future joint endeavors with other specialty groups.
    We will support and advocate for our members’ interests in all AAG events and efforts.

    Our Vision is to live inclusion and to produce space for inclusion as well as to work for the development of an inclusive society.

  • NEW Twitter AAG Disability SG

    The feed has been established as part of an ongoing specialty group directors' initiative to raise visibility for Disability Specialty Group activities and group members' achievements.