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Fudge Schormans Ann, Associate Professor

Biography

Research & Supervisory Interests

My research interests centre primarily around questions related to disability and Social Work.  These include questions addressing quality of life, well-being and health for different groups of people living with disability; the issue of ‘voice’ and marginalized and vulnerable populations – who and what gets heard and, how is this determined; self-advocacy; (self) representation and all types of media; memory, trauma and remembrance; bereavement; and child welfare and maltreatment.  I am also very interested in community-based research and partnerships, particularly participatory and inclusive research methodologies (notably for individuals with disabilities who do not speak), and how arts-informed methodologies can facilitate inclusion.

Education

  • Ph.D., Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, 2010
  • M.S.W., McMaster University, 1996
  • B.S.W., York University, 1995
  • B.A. (Psych), McMaster University, 1983
  • B.P.E., McMaster University, 1982

Teaching

Courses

SW4D06 - General Practice II

Research

Selected Publications

Ignagni, E., Fudge Schormans, A., Liddiard, K., & Runswick-Cole, K. (in press, 2015). Some people are not allowed to love”: Intimate citizenship in the lives of people labeled with intellectual disabilities, Disability & Society.

Marquis, B., Jung, B., Fudge Schormans, A., Vietinghoff, C., Wilton, R., & Baptiste, S. (in press, 2015). Developing inclusive educators: Enhancing the accessibility of teaching and learning in higher education International Journal of Academic Development.

Marquis, B., Fudge Schormans, A., Jung, B., Vietinghoff, C., Wilton, R., & Baptiste, S. (in press, 2015). Charting the landscape of accessible education for students with disabilities at one Ontario university. Canadian Journal of Disability Studies.

Fudge Schormans, A. (2015). People with intellectual disabilities (visually) re-imagine care. In, M. Barnes, N. Ward, L. Ward, & T. Brannelly (Eds.). Renewing Care: Critical International Perspectives on the Ethics of Care, Policy Press.

Fudge Schormans, A. (2015). Corroding the comforts of social work knowing: Persons with intellectual disabilities claim the right of inspection over public photographic images. In, C. Sinding and H. Barnes (Eds.). Social Work Beyond Borders/Social Work Artfully, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, pp. 1-31.

Fudge Schormans, A., & Chambon, A.  (2014).  “Please don’t let me be like this!” Un-wounding photographic representations by persons with intellectual disability. In, S. Brophy & J. Hladki, Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography, Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.

Fudge Schormans, A. (2014). Social inclusion. In: Michalos A.C. (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Quality of Life, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, pp. 6082-6086.
 
Fudge Schormans, A. (2014). Stigmatization.  In: Michalos A.C. (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Quality of Life, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, pp. 6336-6341.

Fudge Schormans, A. (2014). Social Participation. In: Michalos A.C. (Ed.). Encyclopedia Of Quality of Life, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer pp. 6135-6140.

Fudge Schormans, A. (2014). Weightless?: Disrupting relations of power in/through photographic imagery of persons with intellectual disabilities. Disability & Society, 25 (5), 699-713.
    
Renwick, R., Fudge Schormans, A., & Shore, D. (Dec. 2014). Hollywood takes on intellectual/developmental disability: Cinematic representations of occupational participation. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, pp.1-13.

Marquis, B., Jung, B., Fudge Schormans, A., Vajoczki, S., Wilton, R., Baptiste, S., & Joshi, A. (2013). Creating, resisting or neglecting change: Exploring the complexities of accessible education for students with disabilities. Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 3(2), Article 2. Available at: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/cjsotl_rcacea/vol3/iss2/2

Fudge Schormans, A., & Chambon, A. (2012).  The re-working of spatial attribution: People with intellectual disabilities and the micropolitics of dissensus. Review of Education, Pedagogy, & Cultural Studies, 34 (3-4), 123-135.

 Fudge Schormans, A., Krause, C., MacDougall, K., Wattie, K. (2011).  Self-Advocacy.  In, Developmental Disabilities in Ontario, 3rd Ed., Ivan Brown & Maire Percy (Eds.), Ont: Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities, pp. 105-127.

Fudge Schormans, A.  (2010).  Epilogues and Prefaces: Research and Social Work and People with Intellectual Disabilities. Australian Social Work, 63 (1), 51-66.
    
Jackson-Brewin, B., Renwick, R., & Fudge Schormans, A.  (2008). Parental perspectives of the quality of life in school environments for children with Asperger Syndrome:.  Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 23 (4), 242-252.
    
Fudge Schormans, A., & Rooke, J.  (2008). When there are no choices: The consequences of a lack of adult living placements for young adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities leaving child welfare care. Journal on Developmental Disabilties,14 (1), 107-126).

Fudge Schormans,  A., & D. Sobsey.  (2007).  Maltreatment and developmental Disability.  In  Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: International Perspectives, Ivan Brown and Maire Percy (Eds.), Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes, pp. 467-487.

Fudge Schormans,  A., & Mandamin-Cameron, R.  (2007).  The intersection of disability, Aboriginal, and child welfare statuses. Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 13 (1), pp.1-21.

Fudge Schormans,  A..  (2006).  Hearing what cannot be spoken: Social work’s responsibility towards non-speaking persons labelled disabled.  In Social Work: Making a World of Difference, Social Work Around the World IV in the year of IFSW’s 50th Jubilee, Nigel Hall (Ed.), International Federation of Social Work, pp. 225-242.

Fudge Schormans,  A., *Coniega, M., & Renwick, R. (2006).  Enhancing quality of life for children with developmental disabilities in child welfare: Significance of placement stability. Families in Society, 87 (4), pp. 521-528.

Fudge Schormans,  A. (2005).   Biographical versus biological lives:  Auto/biography and non-speaking persons labelled intellectually dis/abled.  In Auto/biography in Canada, Julie Rak (Ed.), Ont:  Wilfred Laurier Press, pp. 109-128.

Fudge Schormans,  A., R. Renwick, R. Ryan, & H.S. Lim. (2005).  Quality of life for children with asperger’s sydrome: Parental perspectives.  In  Children, Youth and Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome:  Multiple Perspectives, Kevin Stoddart (Ed.), Jessica Kingsley Publishers, pp. 282-295.

Fudge Schormans,  A. (2004).  “We don’t feel like foster parents”: Foster parents’ experience of the death of a foster child with special needs.  Omega, Journal of Death and Dying, 49 (4),  pp. 347-369.

Renwick, R.,
Fudge Schormans,  A.,  Zekovic, B., McPhail, E., Rosenfield, J., Friefeld, S., & Brown, I. (2004).  Quality of Life Measure for Children with Developmental Disabilities (Parental Perspective).

 

Presentations at Meetings

Peer-reviewed

2015    

Fudge Schormans, A. & Ignagni, E. Re-imagining Parenting Possibilities(RPP): A Forum Theatre Workshop. Workshop presented at the Consuming Intimacies: Bodies, Labour, Care, and Social Justice, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario.

 

Ignagni, E. & Fudge Schormans, A. Re-imagining Parenting Possibilities(RPP): A Forum Theatre Workshop. Workshop presented at the Controlling Sexuality and Reproduction: Past and Present, Conference, University of Lethbridge, Lethridge, Alberta.

 

Fudge Schormans, A. & Ignagni, E. Dis/fatherhoods and the cripped commons. Paper presented at the Controlling Sexuality and Reproduction: Past and Present, Conference, University of Lethbridge, Lethridge, Alberta.

 

Wilton, R., Fudge Schormans, A., & Marquis, N. “The mall is where I pick Up girls”: Shopping, social inclusion & people with intellectual disabilities. Paper presented at the International Medical Geography Symposium, Vancouver, B.C.

 

Fudge Schormans, A. “(Re?)claiming Cultural Capital through Visual Autobiography: Un-wounding Photographic Representations by People Labeled Intellectually Disabled”. Paper presented at the Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes conference, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

Ignagni, E. & Fudge-Schormans, A. Becoming Dis/parents: Failing, Unsettling and Reimagining Parenthood. Paper presented at Canadian Disabilities Studies Association (CDSA) conference, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

Ignagni, E. & Fudge Schormans, A. Failing Domesticity: Towards Dis/parenthood. Paper presented at the Society for Disability Studies (SDS) annual conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

2014

Fudge Schormans, A., Ignagni, E., Jivraj, T., & the Self-Advocate Parenting Working Group Disability, Parenthood and Failing Domesticity. Paper presented at the Lancaster Disability Studies Conference., Lancaster, UK.

 

Fudge Schormans, A., Wilton, R., Arthur, C., Goodfellow-Tjorman, A., Carriere, J., Chambon, A., & Marquis, N. Mapping the self in public space: Co-producing knowledge of people with intellectual disabilities' everyday use of city space. Paper presented at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2014, London, UK.

 

Fudge Schormans, A., Arthur, C., Goodfellow-Tjorman, A., Carriere, J., Wilton, R., Marquis, N., & Chambon, A. Making and claiming space: People with intellectual disabilities in the city. Paper presented at the Borders without Boundaries: Canadian Disability Studies Association 2014 Annual Conference, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, St. Catharines, Ontario.

 

Ignagni, E., Fudge Schormans, A., Jivraj, T., & the Self-Advocate Parenting Working Group. Re-imagining parenting possibilities: A forum theatre workshop. Workshop presented at the Borders without Boundaries: Canadian Disability Studies Association 2014 Annual Conference, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, St. Catharines, Ontario.

 

Renwick, R., Fudge Schormans, A., Barker, D., Chasi, E., & Smith, B. Adults with intellectual disabilities critique cinematic representations of people with intellectual disabilities. Paper presented at the Borders without Boundaries: Canadian Disability Studies Association 2014 Annual Conference, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, St. Catharines, Ontario.

 

El-Lahib, Y., Fudge Schormans, A., Robinson, J., Chambers, L., & Cranmer-Byng, S.“Getting lost" in becoming a researcher: A reflexive PhD class journey to research and knowledge production towards social change. Paper presented at the National Joint Social Work Conference (CASWE-2014),Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, St. Catharines, Ontario.

 

Cranmer-Byng, S., El-Lahib, Y., Fudge Schormans, A., Robinson, J., & Chambers, L. Lost and found": A reflexive classroom journey of critical pedagogy and doctoral research education. Paper presented at York University’s Transformative Social Work Education and Knowledge: Critical Practice in the New World Order conference, North York, Ontario.

2013

Fudge Schormans, A., Carriere, J., Chambon, A., & Wilton, R. Living in the City; Social Work, Technologies, and People with Intellectual Disabilities. Paper presented at the CASWE Conference, Victoria, B.C.

 

Renwick, R., Fudge Schormans, A., Mcwilliam, L., & Uta, S. Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disability: Cinematic Representations Versus Lived Experiences. Poster presentation at Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Conference, Victoria, B.C.

 

Fudge Schormans, A.,Carriere, J., Goodfellow-Tjorman, A., Chambon, A., & Wilton, R. Mapping the self in public space: people with intellectual disabilities' use of public city space. Paper presented at the Nordic Network on Disability Research Conference, Turku, Finland.

 

Renwick, R. & Fudge Schormans, A., Using a Co-Researcher Model to Explore Cinematic Stories about Intellectual Disabilities. Paper presented at the 30th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference, Ottawa, ON.

 

Fudge Schormans, A., & Renwick, R. Cinematic representations of intellectual disability: What do adults with intellectual disabilities think? Paper presented at the Fantastic! Heroic! Disabled? “Cripping? The Comic Con conference, Syracuse, NY.

 

Fudge Schormans, A. Taking on and shaking up mainstream visual representations of persons with intellectual disabilities. ? Paper presented at the Fantastic! Heroic! Disabled? “Cripping? The Comic Con conference, Syracuse, NY.

2012

Fudge Schormans, A. Visual re-presentations of responsibility and response-ability for care for/by people with intellectual disabilities. Paper presented at the Critical Care: Advancing an Ethic of Care in Theory and Practice Conference, Brighton, UK.

 

Fudge Schormans, A. “Picture this”: Self-advocates use photography to visually articulate issues important to their lives. Paper presented at the 14th World Congress, International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 

Renwick, R. & Fudge Schormans, A. Perspectives of self-advocates on film representations of intellectual disability. Paper presented at the 14th World Congress, International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 

Renwick, R. & Fudge Schormans, A. Illuminating children’s perspectives on their own quality of life. Paper presented at the 14th World Congress, International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 

Fudge Schormans, A., & The PhotoChangers. Shifting research relationship between persons with intellectual disabilities and able-minded others. Paper presented at CASWE Annual Conference, Waterloo, Ontario.

 

Renwick, R. & Fudge Schormans, A. Self-advocates’ perceptions of film representations of intellectual disability. Paper presented at CASWE Annual Conference, Waterloo, Ontario.

 

Renwick, R., & Fudge Schormans, A. Film representations of intellectual disability: What do adults with intellectual disabilities think? Paper presented at Canadian Society of Occupational Scientists Conference – Fostering Interdisciplinarity and Interprofessional Excellence in Occupation, Edmonton, Alberta.

2011

Fudge Schormans, A. Response and address: Shifting pedagogical relationships between persons with intellectual disabilities and able-minded others. Pedagogy of Privilege: Transformational Learning, Education, Practice, and Research Conference, Denver, Colorado.

 

Fudge Schormans, A. Disrupting able-minded privilege by transforming the university classroom. Pedagogy of Privilege: Transformational Learning, Education, Practice, and Research Conference, Denver, Colorado.

 

Fudge Schormans, A. Claiming the right of inspection: Public photography and people with intellectual disabilities. Society for Disability Studies, San Jose, CA.

 

Renwick, R., & Fudge Schormans, A. Occupational engagement and quality of life for children with disabilities. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, Annual Conference, Saskatoon, SK.

 

Moore, A., Renwick, R., & Fudge Schormans, A. The friendship experiences of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, Annual Conference, Saskatoon, SK.

 

Renwick, R. & Fudge Schormans, A. Video technology methods: Accessing “missing voices” of children with disabilities. 28th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference: Contemporary Issues in Qualitative Research, Wilfred Laurier University, Brantford, ON.

 

Fudge Schormans, A. Photography, social work Research, and persons labeled intellectually disabled: The right or responsibility of inspection. 28th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference: Contemporary Issues in Qualitative Research, Wilfred Laurier University, Brantford, ON.

2010

Fudge Schormans, A., & Chambon, A. Representational (Un)Wounding in Public Spaces: Visual Responding by Persons with Intellectual Disabilities. Health, Embodiment and Visual Culture: John Douglas Taylor Conference, McMaster University. Hamilton, ON.

 

Fudge Schormans, A., & Renwick, R. Perspectives of Children with Disabilities about their Quality of Life: Using Video Technology to Inform Professionals. 2010 CASWE Conference, Montreal, QU.

 

Fudge Schormans, A., & Preston, S. The Practice of Inclusion: Opening the Academy to Students with Intellectual Disabilities. 2010 CASWE Conference, Montreal, QU.

 

Renwick, R. & Fudge Schormans, A, Perspectives of children with disabilities about their engagement in occupation and quality of life. World Federation of Occupational Therapists, 15th World Congress: Sharing the World of Occupation from Latin America, Santiago, Chile.

 

Rogers, C., Ignagni, I., & Fudge Schormans, A. Panel on Sexual rights or wrongs: Through the lens of researcher, parent, and activist. Human rights and Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Conference., Niagara Falls, ON.

2009

Fudge Schormans, A., & Fallon, B. Children with developmental disability and substantiation of child maltreatment. Paper presented at American Psychological Association 117th Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada.

 

Renwick, R., & Fudge Schormans, A. Quality of Life for Children with Disabilities: Lessons from Two Studies. Paper presented at 9th International Society for Quality of Life Studies Conference, Florence, Italy.

 

Fudge Schormans, A. Photography, Social Work, and Persons Labelled Intellectually (Dis)abled: The Right or Responsibility of Inspection. Paper presented at 5th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.

 

Ratansi, K., Palma, J., Renwick, R., & Fudge Schormans, A. Quality of Life: Perspectives of Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Poster presented at the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

2008

Fudge Schormans, A.  McCormick, D., McKail, S., Dustow, B., Myerscough, T. (August). The  Right or Responsibility of Inspection:  Photography and  People with  Intellectual Disabilities. Paper presented at International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability International Congress, Capetown, South Africa.

2008

Fudge Schormans, A., Renwick, R., Chui, S., Johnston, J., Ratsani, K., & Palma, J.  (August).   Views of Children on Quality of Life : Towards an Understanding and a New Methodology.   Paper presented at International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability International Congress, Capetown, South Africa.

2008

Renwick, R., Fudge Schormans, A., & Shore, D.  (August).  Occupational Representations in Film of Adults with Developmental Disabilities.  Paper presented at International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability International Congress, Capetown, South Africa.

2008

Renwick, R., & Fudge Schormans, A. (August).  Quality of Life for Children with Disabilities: From Conceptual Model to Measurement Instrument.  Paper presented at International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability International Congress, Capetown, South Africa.

2007

Fudge Schormans, A. (April).  Maltreatment of Children with Developmental Delay in Canada: 2003 Results from a National Study. Paper presented at the Ontario Association  on Developmental Disabilities, Research Special Interest Group, 15th Annual Research  Day, Barrie, ON.

2006

Fudge Schormans, A.  Jackson-Brewin, B., Renwick, R., & (May).  Social inclusion and quality of life for children with Asperger’s syndrome: Parental perspectives.  Paper presented at the International Summit for the Alliance on Social Inclusion, AAMR, Montreal, QUE.

2005

Fudge Schormans, A. We don’t feel like foster parents”.  Foster parents as parents: The experience of the death of a foster child with a disability. Paper presented at theYAI National Institute for People with Disabilities Network Conference, New York, NY

 

Community Connections

2007

Founder and Member, The Photochangers (Self-advocacy group for people labelled intellectually disabled and their supporters)

2003

Member (1 of 4), Chief Editorial Board, Journal on Developmental Disabilities

2002

Registered Social Worker (R.S.W.), College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

2001

Founder and Co-chair, The Jenny McWilliams Memorial Fund (Supporting young adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to transition from school to adult activities)

2006 Member, Disability History Association
2004 Member, Canadian Centre for Disability Studies
2004 Member, Society for Disability Studies
2003 Member, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disability
2003 Member, Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities