Stephen Gilson: profile

Stephen Gilson

Background

Stephen is Professor of Interdisciplinary Disability Studies and Social Work at the University of Maine. Along with his wife, Liz DePoy, Stephen teaches courses in disability as diversity, policy, human behavior from a legitimacy perspective, and biology from an integrative human behavior perspective . Stephen and Liz are owners of an adapted rescue farm in Maine. Chapter Three Farm. Living his passion of full access, the barn and farm area have been adapted not only to better assure human access and animal caretaking but also to respond to the needs of the disabled and medically involved animals that live on the farm. Three other major influences on Stephen’s writing, research, and work include his passion for and involvement in adaptive alpine skiing and dressage, and (hopefully in a post-Covid world) travel. Along with Liz DePoy, they continue to explore the undesign and design of adaptive and modified equipment and opportunities that they use to maintain active and vigorous lives, as they waltz the world together!