Council on Disability and Persons with Disabilities

The Council on Disability and Persons With Disabilities (CDPD) is a council of the Commission for Diversity and Social and Economic Justice. The council functions to develop social work education resources that are related to issues surrounding disability and the experiences of individuals with disabilities. The council also works to facilitate the full participation of people with disabilities in social work education and is ready to assist in all endeavors related to issues of disability within this field. Finally, the council advocates to include social, political, and economic matters involving disability and individuals with disabilities in the framework of social work education. Read more about CDPD's charge.

New Disability Resources 

In December 2014 a special theme issue in the journal of Sexuality and Disability (Volume 32, Issue 4) addresses The Emerging Intersection of Sexuality and Disability in the Profession of Social Work. It was guest edited by CDPD councilor Joseph A. LoGiudice, and is an extension of CDPD's 2013 CSWE Connect Session, Disability and Sexuality: What Social Workers Should Know.

Click here for access to more CDPD Connect Session resources.

Disability Manuscript Award

All 2015 CSWE APM accepted presenters are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Disability Manuscript Award. Response deadline has been extended to Friday, July 10, 2015 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time.



Committee Members
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  • Carl Algood
    Associate Professor
    Bowie State University
    Washington, DC
    Councilor
    07/01/2011 - 06/30/2017
  • Rosalyn Campbell
    Assistant Professor
    University of Georgia
    Athens, GA
    Councilor
    07/01/2014 - 06/30/2017
  • Portia Lynne Cole
    Senior Health Policy Analyst
    Richmond, VA
    Councilor
    07/01/2014 - 06/30/2017
  • Christina Miller
    Assistant Professor
    University of Oklahoma
    Norman, OK
    Councilor
    07/01/2014 - 06/30/2017
  • Larry Morton
    MSW Program Director
    Arkansas State University
    State University, AR
    Councilor
    07/01/2013 - 06/30/2016
  • Lydia  P. Ogden
    Assistant Professor
    Lehman College, City University of New York
    Bronx, NY
    Councilor
    07/01/2014 - 06/30/2017