Michael Rembis at Starlight Studio working with his creative writing group.

Our Mission

Located within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo, the Center for Disability Studies has both academic and community goals. It seeks to promote and be a forum for academic research and teaching in the  humanities and social sciences and to facilitate the integration of people with disabilities into the community.

Disabled people lead rich, interesting lives and often we think of them only in terms of their disability.

Michael Rembis, director of the Center for Disability Studies

Future Students

students walking through Founder's Plaza.

Through an interdisciplinary curriculum, this innovative program provides students with the knowledge base and theoretical means to question conventional understandings of the “normal” body and mind.


two students from the 1960s bowling.

The Center for Disability Studies has embarked on a multiyear, multi-stage oral history project. Stage one of the oral history project focuses on the West Seneca Developmental Center.


Buildings at South Campus.

An official partner of the UB Center for Disability Studies, The Museum of disABILITY History is dedicated to advancing the understanding, acceptance and independence of people with disabilities.

About the Center

Students safely viewing the solar eclipse.

Our program is focused on providing students and interested community members with broad exposure to innovative methodological and theoretical approaches to studying disability primarily in the humanities, with extensive collaboration in the social sciences, education, law, and the health sciences.