Get Yourself Connected

by Vicki McKenna BA LIC Ac


Everybody Needs Somebody
A friend of mine once told me “It’s a lonely word, isolation, on bad days it seems to envelop me like a smothering blanket cutting off sustaining air. Once I liked to be alone with my books and music, then, private time away from people and pressures provided nourishment for my soul.… Solitude was precious because it balanced the pressures of days spent dealing with people...Now...at times I feel imprisoned, like Rapunzel in the castle tower, without the advantage of long hair to slide down.… It is difficult obtaining help when one is proud and independent” This strong and determined woman felt excluded and lonely and was finding it hard to break out of her isolation and get herself connected to the world outside.

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Wendy Crawford, a professional model who sustained a spinal cord injury in 1984, resulting in quadriplegia, spent years of frustration not being able to find answers to what seemed to be simple questions regarding everyday women’s issues for individuals in wheelchairs. She decided to take action by creating a website to address these topics. In 2002, her vision became a reality - mobileWOMEN.org was launched and has had loyal readers and interactive participants ever since.

mobileWOMEN.org is a unique online magazine where women in wheelchairs can find answers to questions about health, fashion, and other topics that are not typically addressed in women’s mainstream media. The mission of mobileWOMEN.org is to bring together current and accurate information on issues of interests to the disability community and to enable people to share and learn from one another.

Wendy has stated many times, “Our most valuable resource is each either.” So it is not surprising that the majority of writers for the site have been women with disabilities - who better to share on these important topics? One of these writers is Kelly Rouba, former Ms. Wheelchair New Jersey, author, and tireless advocate for people with disabilities. Kelly, who has juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, took a deep interest in the site and teamed up with Wendy to become the editor of mobileWOMEN.org.

With feedback from readers all over the world, this dynamic duo put their heads together and is now ready to re-launch a new and improved mobileWOMEN.org. The team confirms that site contains all the important information that it did before, but they are excited to introduce two new innovative features! The first feature allows women to upload their own personal video clips as a way to educate and inspire others through their stories. The second is dedicated to fashion and allows women to swap adapted clothing ideas on the latest looks in fashion, as well as upload photos and share opinions.

mobileWOMEN.org believes that women with disabilities steer their own lives. Empowered by knowledge, they are having children, pursuing careers, competing in professional sports arenas, becoming community leaders, and living life to the fullest! This overlooked segment of the population refuses to be overlooked anymore and mobileWOMEN.org is excited to be in the forefront where knowledge is expanded and success celebrated, thereby broadening the horizons for women in wheelchairs all over the world! Visit mobileWOMEN.org to learn more.

mobileWOMEN.org is very grateful to W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience, The United Spinal Association, The California Endowment and Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation for their support.

Featured mobileWOMAN -- Juliette Rizzo



Recognized as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 2008Your browser may not support display of this image. , Juliette Rizzo is the Director of Exhibits and Agency-wide Outreach for the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C., overseeing the development, implementation and management of a national program that puts a human face on the Department and reaches across America to the general public and education communities nationwide to explain education policy and promote opportunities for millions of students. In this capacity, she reaches across the nation advancing the Department’s strategic external outreach priorities to key stakeholders, while also coordinating internal agency-wide outreach across all principal offices and regions.
As part of an executive leadership program, Juliette just completed working with the National Transportation Safety Board in D.C., where she advised on internal and external communication strategies for the agency and its modal offices under the direction of the managing director. Prior to this, Juliette served as a special assistant for communications in the Department of Education’s Office of Internal Communications, which was located in the Office of the Secretary.

Ms. Wheelchair America 2009 Crowned

PhotobucketThe Ms. Wheelchair America Program began in 1972 as a way to illuminate the achievements of women who utilize wheelchairs for 100% of their daily mobility. Accomplished women compete to become their state’s titleholder in order to participate in the national competition. They are judged, during personal and onstage interview sessions, based on their achievements since the onset of their disability, advocacy skills, and ability to overcome their physical challenges. The women are then asked to present a speech that highlights their chosen platforms such as women’s health issues or improved access in the community.

The Fun Doctor

by Elizabeth Treston

What I first entered the exclusive club of spinal cord injury my girlfriends and I used to call the gynecologist the "fun doctor". The rationale behind it was that if you were seeing a gynecologist you were having sex. Well after I was first hurt, my first assumption (which is very wrong) was that I would not be having sex; therefore, the gynecologist was not on my list of doctors to see. I was more interested in finding out where I could get a new pair of glasses.

Mobile Women Dress for Pregnancy

by Cheryl Price


The period of time between discovering that you are pregnant and having that bundle of joy placed in your anxious arms consists of a whirlwind of events. You must plan and prepare a nursery, purchase baby clothes and supplies, perhaps register for those all-important baby necessities, and start budgeting for the new family member. While there is much to do, the most important task of all is to take good care of yourself throughout the pregnancy. Proper nutrition, getting plenty of rest and following doctor’s orders are paramount. As you move along in your pregnancy and begin taking care of these tasks and yourself, you notice that your body is changing. Before you know it, your belly is growing…a lot! You know what this means: it’s time to start maternity shopping!

Fashionable Yet Practical: London Clothing Company's Designs Have Women in Wheelchairs in Mind

by  Kelly Rouba

Ms. Wheelchair America Kristen McCosh is a firm believer in the old adage “If you look good, you feel good.” And it certainly shows. Whether she is making a public appearance, going to work, or even just working out at the gym, McCosh always looks her best.
“If I have some dingy, old clothes on, I won’t feel as motivated. So, I try to look good for the gym as well as work,” said McCosh, who resides in Massachusetts.

But, looking stylish is often easier said than done, especially when you have a disability that impairs your mobility. “Because you can’t stand up, you have to buy bigger sizes because you have to pull and tug because your body can’t just step into (the outfit),” said Susan Rotchy, who has a spinal cord injury and is the reigning Ms. Wheelchair California.

Chair Couture

by Amy Saffell

For years, women wheelchair users have had a decent share of options when it comes to wheelchair style and design, but primarily just in the frame of their chairs.  Popular choices include an array of colors from the wild and eye-popping to the classic and subdued and a host of patterns from sparkly to splattered.  Recent years have seen a rise in popularity of colored tires and lighted front wheels, but still there has been one major void in the evolution of wheelchair style:  upholstery.

Too Much to Ask

by Lori A. Wood

Today is a day like no other. Today is a day that could make or break your future with the company that you’ve worked so hard for. You’re about to make a presentation to the company’s president, the success of which might land you the cavernous corner office, luxurious company car, and enormous paychecks that you’ve dreamed about since you were an intern, burning the boss’s coffee and fighting with paper-jammed copiers.

Root Awakening

by Lori A. Wood

Like any ambulatory woman, those of us with disabilities know that maintaining a beauty regimen is hard work. The only difference is, we’re sometimes not the ones who actually do the work. The act of eliminating unwanted hair is part of this routine and is often done in private. Excess body hair, it seems, is regarded as a shameful and unclean characteristic, best dealt with in the solitary confines of one’s own home. Physical disability often necessitates a lack of modesty. Many of us who live with it require assistance in meeting our dressing, bathing and toileting needs. Just the thought of another person holding a razor to our body parts can be somewhat nerve-wracking. If his or her hand were to accidentally slip, or if the woman being shaven were to have a spasm in her arm or leg, she could be cut easily, an eventuality that she cannot control.

Baby Love

by Lori A. Wood

I love babies. In fact, at the sight of a toothless little grin that reveals adorably tiny dimples, I go positively weak in the knees. Also, I’m pretty sure that the intoxicating scent of a freshly bathed infant is a reasonably close facsimile of what the air in Heaven smells like.

When I was a little girl, I listened intently as my friends described the details of their fantasy weddings with meticulous precision. But, even as visions of the perfect gown floated through their minds, mine was occupied with a different kind of daydream. Even then, I was sure that I wanted to be a mother.

Often, if my family was seated next to a baby in a restaurant, my mom would go over and ask his or her parents to bring the infant over to our table, so that I could get a closer look at the little tyke. Usually, this request was graciously fulfilled, and I’d get my chance to visit with their precious bundle of joy. With each of the baby’s sweet gurgles and grunts, the desire to have a child of my own grew stronger.

By the time I was in high school, this desire consumed me. Every time I’d see a baby on television or passing by on the sidewalk, pangs of jealousy would suddenly flare up. I can’t wait to take care of a baby one day, I remember thinking. Will I ever have one? The moment the question would arise, I’d dismiss it. Of course you will, a voice in my head assured. Why wouldn’t you?

Breast Health: Be Informed, Be Resourceful and Be Persistent

by Wendy Crawford

It is easy to focus on health issues related to our specific disability, and to forget that there remain many other health challenges that everyone is vulnerable to, with age. Unfortunately, having a disability does not exempt us from other illnesses, including cancer.

As women, we must still take preventative measures when it comes to breast health although, for us, doing so can be more challenging. Women with disabilities often have less access to breast health services than any other group of women, according to the National Women's Health Information Center. Overall, women who are not disabled receive mammograms 11 percent more often than women with considerable limitations.

Answering the Call

by Lori A. Wood

What would you do if you found yourself completely alone in a medical emergency? Would you be desperately calling for help with none in sight? It’s an especially unpleasant thought for anyone with a disability to ponder, but, for one Florida woman, it became a terrifying and tragic reality.

On August 27, 2004, two weeks after her thirty-ninth birthday, Virginia “Ginny” Ellis, a quadriplegic, tragically died. Her mother, Barbara, details what happened:

My Experience with Bladder Augmentation

by Jenny Smith

The Process Begins

It all started with the catheters slipping off the leg bag that I kept tucked in my underwear at my right hip. I’d look down and see my pants wet from where the catheter would simply decide to slip off. After 16 years of having an indwelling catheter, I didn’t know why this was happening. No representatives from medical supply companies had any answers. After talking to another female quad with an indwelling, she told me she uses latex catheters because of the same thing happening to her. I tried the latex catheters. They were so tight that I could not easily change the bags myself. Yes, the catheter stayed on the bag…. just a little too well.

I moved to Arizona for two semesters during the 2005-2006 school year. It was there, at the University of Arizona, that I met Katie, a graduate student and female quad. I don’t know how the subject first surfaced, but I ended up learning from her about the stoma and bladder augmentation she had done several years prior that allows her to independently cath. This is procedure entails surgically making a small catheterizable stoma (hole) that is in the abdominal region and enlarging the bladder. Katie had the surgery due to recurrent UTIs due to an indwelling catheter. In my own mind, there was no reason for me to have this procedure done. Yes, it would be nice to not have the bag and to be able to wear the clothing I’d prefer. But I was independent in the bladder regimen I had, I rarely got UTIs, and I rarely had problems with leaking. Except for vanity’s sake, why fix what isn’t broken?

Ms. Wheelchair Maryland Promotes Self-Defense

by Kelly Rouba

Cathy Porter, Ms. Wheelchair Maryland 2007, is more than just a pretty face. She is also a woman of remarkable strength. And in an effort to carry out her platform, Porter is on a mission to help other wheelchair users learn self-defense techniques that could save their lives in the event of an attack.

“The most important thing, you’ve got to know is what your wheelchair can do,” said Porter, who has cerebral palsy and worked as an in-store security guard for over 16 years. “When somebody’s trying to take you down, you use that chair any way you can because they can’t move it.”

Knowing the strength of her own power wheelchair helped Porter to ward off a mugger when he attempted to steal her purse in her own neighborhood about three years ago. “He came up on my lap first and went nose-to-nose with me. And it really did scare me because, to tell you the truth, I never got attacked before, even working in the field of security, I never did,” Porter said.

Someone for Everyone?

by Lori Wood

It was 1994, and I was sitting in the commons area of the community college I was attending. I was a part-time student, and, between classes had over an hour for lunch. In the span of that time, about seven of us would congregate in the commons, listening to one another’s gripes about papers we had to write, or professors we wished we had known to avoid.

It was during one of these gripe sessions that I first saw him. This is probably the part where you expect me to describe his disarming good looks, or his winning smile. Truthfully, though, Pete* was not what you’d call “movie-star handsome.” What attracted me most to him was that he was just so darned nice to me, in a way that, as a young woman with a disability, I’d never experienced.

Sexual Selves

by Vicki McKenna, BA Lic Ac

Sexual Alchemy

Many of us who experience the combined effects of aging and disability may often have very little interest in sex - experiencing pain, fatigue and weakness affects our sexual drive. Furthermore sometimes, because doctors have treated us as a body part –a spinal injury, a good leg or a bad leg, we come to think of ourselves in this way rather than as sexual selves.

Women and Aging: Taking Care of Ourselves

by Vivian Silva, MSW/Gerontologist


What have you learned from the older women in your life? What is the best advice given to you about aging from the older women you know? Students in my class “Women in the Second Half of Life” at San Jose State University often ask me what they should know about becoming an older woman. Many admit fear regarding aging.

Perhaps they didn’t have a positive role model to learn from but I am able to give them information from the many women I’ve worked with for almost twenty years. Participants in my discussion groups such as Lady Guinevere’s Round Table and A Women’s Circle in Northern California senior centers engage in a variety of topics but for the purpose of this article, will share key points regarding ‘taking care of ourselves’ as we age.

Let Every Day be a Good Hair Day—Follow the Advice of Stylish Mobile Women

by Wendy Crawford and Cheryl Price

When you are sitting most of the time, there are some important points to remember for beautiful hair. Take the time to really think about what would work best for you. Decide on a great overall look, remember to be practical and resourceful, and the result will be a more beautifully-coifed you!

Color

There are so many options out there, it can be confusing – highlights, lowlights, color, rinses, etc. Unless you know what you are doing, it’s probably best to go to a professional who can help you choose a color compatible with your skin tone and who can best apply that color. The closer to your natural color, the less often you will need touch ups. Highlights show the least growth and only need to be done every 2-3 months. Since the top of your head is more visible than that of a standing person, it is a good idea to be diligent with touch ups. The right color can completely change your look, take off years and brighten your face. Don’t be afraid to give it a shot!

Business and Employment Resources

Accredited Online Colleges
Accredited Online Colleges is a general information website with many resources useful to all people looking to further their education.
http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/resources/accredited-online-colleges-and-disability-education/ 

Business Ideas for People with Disabilities

Damon Brook Associates
Damon Brooks Associates is a resource of individuals with disabilities who speak, entertain, or perform professionally.
http://www.DamonBrooks.com/

EdSmart.org
Winning in College: A Guide for Students with Disabilities
http://www.edsmart.org/students-with-disabilities-college-guide/ 
 

Disability Financial Support and Assistance Guide
https://homeguides.co.uk/disability-financial-support/

Disability Law Resource Project
Resource on the Americans with Disabilities Act, related laws and making Information Technology accessible to people with disabilities.
http://www.dlrp.org/

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
PO Box 6080, Morgantown, WV 26506-6080
Voice 1-800-526-7234 (V/TTY)
1-304-293-7186 (V/TTY)
Worldwide Fax 1-304-293-5407
http://janweb.icdi.wvu.edu/

My Employment Options
For Job Seekers with Disabilities and Other Challenges
http://myemploymentoptions.com/ 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS)
Toll Free: 1-800-344-4867
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/index.aspx

National Organization For Students With Disabilities - Disability, Advocacy and Awareness
3870 Mountain Road, Haymarket, VA 20169
(703)753-9148
http://www.ncsd.org/

Online Health Resources
http://www.onlinehealthresources.com/index.html

Out of Step
Connecting People with Disabilities to Consumers and Employers.
http://www.outofstep.com/


Partnership on Employment & Acceswible Technology (PEAT)
http://www.peatworks.org

People Helping People
Helping Adults with Disabilities Improve the Quality of Their Lives serving Portland, Oregon Tri-County area.
http://www.phpnw.org/

Resources for Business Owners with Disabilities
https://www.business.com/articles/resources-business-disabilities/ 

Roll Models Talent Directory
Specializing in Talent with Disabilities
http://www.roll-models.com/

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center
Short Hills Plaza, 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite #3A, Short Hills, NJ 07078
Toll Free 1-800-539-7309
http://www.paralysis.org/

The Disability Guide to Making Your Office Accessibility Friendly
https://www.squarefoot.com/blog/ada-office-accessibility/

  The Disability Advisor
Your Guide to Government Disability Benefits
http://www.disabilityadvisor.com/

The National Spinal Cord Injury Association
6701 Democracy Blvd., Suite 300-9, Bethesda, MD 20817

Phone: (301) 214-4006
Fax: (301) 881-9817

http://www.spinalcord.org/

Thriving in Trade School with a Disability
http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/vocational-trade-school/people-with-disabilities/
United Spinal Association

75-20 Astoria Blvd., Jackson Heights, NY 11370-1177
Phone: (718) 803-3782
Fax: (718) 803-0414

http://www.unitedspinal.org/

Wheel:life
http://wheel-life.org/

Videos and Publications

Financing Healthcare for Women with Disabilities
Blanchard, Janice and Susan D. Hosek, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corp., 2003.
Text can be viewed at http://www.rand.org/publications/WP/WP139/index.html

Expertise Home Remodeling Guide
http://www.expertise.com/home-and-garden/home-remodeling-for-disability-and-special-needs

The Total Guide: Home Buying for People With Disabilities
by Total Mortgage Services

Working Against Odds: Stories of Disabled Women’s Work Lives
Mason, Mary Grimley, Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press, 2004.

Beauty and Fashion Resources

AG Apparal
Elegant adaptive clothing with no boundaries. 

http://www.agapparel.com/

Beauty Ability 

A blog by spinal cord injured woman, giving fashion and beauty tips.
http://beautyability.com/

Clarks Botanicals
A skin care line designed by a quadriplegic and his father, a physician. A percentage of profits is donated to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.
http://clarksbotanicals.com/

Cur8able
Curating fashion for people with disabilities.
http://www.cur8able.com/

Dignity by Design
Designer of clothing for people with physical challenges.
http://www.dignitybydesign.com/

ABL Denim
An adaptive premium denim jean line.
http://abldenim.com/

Functional Comfort
Knit arm and leg warmers designed for people with spinal cord injuries.
http://www.functionalcomfort.com/

Heels with Wheels
A women’s fashion line that is designed by woman with a disability who was frustrated having to modify her clothing
http://heelswithwheels.com/shopcart/

IZ Adaptive Clothing
Stylish clothing designed for men and women designed for sitting and ease of dressing Izzy Camilleri.
http://www.izadaptive.com/ 

Leah Feldon
Author and fashion consultant gives tips on stylish fashion for everyone.
http://www.leahfeldon.com/

Legawear
“Unique Clothes for Unique People”. Design your own tailor made clothes.
http://www.legawear.com/

MagnaReady
Stress Free Shirting - Magnetically infused dress shirts that eases dressing for those with limited mobility and dexterity.
http://www.magnaready.com/shop/

Mobella
Fashionable bags for women with limited mobility.
http://www.mobellabags.com/  

My Heart Ties
Beautiful handsewn ostomy covers.
http://www.myheartties.com/

Patti + Ricky
Fashion for people of all abilities. 
https://www.pattiandricky.com/
 
Runway of Dreams
The Authority on Adapting Mainstream Clothing
http://www.runwayofdreams.org/

Styledwel
Product line of urinary accessories
http://styledwel.com/


The Raw Beauty Project
The Raw Beauty Project is an innovative visual arts project designed to celebrate women with disabilities, redefining beauty and unleashing potential for all women.
For the New York City exhibit, http://www.rawbeautynyc.com/
 
Versa Accesswear
Merging fashion forward design with construction elements to fill the needs and wants of today’s woman experiencing limited physical mobility.
http://www.versaaccesswear.com/

Wheely Chix Chic
Designer wear for women in wheelchairs.

http://www.wheeliechix-chic.com/

Wheely Glam
A former model created a consultancy service for the disabled and non-disabled that specializes in bridal and evening wear.
http://www.nibsp-web.com/wheelyglam/

Wheely Nice Covers
Designer covers for your wheelchair with coordinated clothing.
http://www.wheelynicecovers.com/

Parenting Resources

AbleData
Parents with Disabilities Information Center
http://www.abledata.com/abledata.cfm?pageid=113573&top=16046§ionid=19326

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Women with Disabilities
http://www.acog.org/departments/dept_web.cfm?recno=38

Baby Zone
Mothers with Disabilities
http://www.babyzone.com/loadpage/article.asp?contentid=1537

Disability, Pregnancy and Parenthood International (DPPi) 
produces a quarterly journal for parents with a disability and those who support them.
Unit F9, 89-93 Fonthill Road, London, N4 3JH, England 

Voice 0800 018 4730
Text Phone 0800 018 9949 

http://freespace.virgin.net/disabled.parents/Default.htm

Disability Resources.org: Parents with Disabilities
An online resource of other sites for parents with disabilities.
http://www.disabilityresources.org/PARENTS-WITH.html

Disabled Parents Network
This UK organization provides information, resources, and support for parents with disabilties.
http://www.disabledparentsnetwork.org.uk/cgi-bin/site/site.cgi

Essential Baby
Forums: parents with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses
http://members.essentialbaby.com.au/index.php?showforum=92

Family Village: Parents with Disabilities
An online resource of other sites for parents with disabilities.
http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/general/parentswdis.html

North Carolina Office on Disability and Health
FPG Child Development Institute,
UNC-CH, 8185, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8185
Phone: 919-966-0868
Fax: 919-966-0862
http://www.fpg.unc.edu/~ncodh/

Parents with a Disability - Australia
http://home.vicnet.net.au/~parentwd/welcome2.htm

Parents with Disabilities Online
Resources, adaptive equipment ideas, parent empowerment network and personal stories 
http://www.disabledparents.net/index.html

Through the Looking Glass (TLG), is a nationally recognized non-profit agency that provides direct services, training, materials and research concerning families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issue. 

2198 Sixth St. Suite 100, Berkeley, CA 94710,
Toll Free: 1-800-644-2666
Phone: (510) 848-1112 

http://www.lookingglass.org/

Videos and Publications:

A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities
This book can help most women with disabilities around the world, better care for themselves improve their general health, their capabilities and self-reliance, and their ability to participate more effectively in their communities. It covers every imaginable topic including general health, sexuality, parenting and abuse. It can be purchased for $20 plus shipping at Hesperian's online store at http://www.hesperian.org/, by emailing bookorders@hesperian.org, or by calling 1-888-729-1796 (within the USA). Discounts are available for bulk purchases.

Adaptive Baby Care Equipment: Guidelines, Prototypes & Resources 

Kris Vensand, Judith Rogers, Christi Tuleja, Anitra DeMoss 
(Through the Looking Glass, 2000) [86 pages with photos] 
$30 (includes shipping) $15 (low-income rate)
To order publication, phone at 800-644-2666 or 510-848-1112.

Mama Zooms
Cowen-Fletcher, (Paperback - Dec 1996)

Motherhood and Disability: Children and Choices.
Prilleltensky, Ora, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004

Not Just Surviving 

Four women who have been living with Spinal Cord Injury for as long as 30 years discuss topics that include rehabilitation, healthcare, sexuality, parenting, menopause, and how to live day-to-day with hope. (40 minutes)  Costing $149. to purchase and $60/day rental. To order contact Fanlight Productions, http://www.fanlight.com/ (800)343-5540 or orders@fanlight.com.


The Disabled Woman's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth
By Judith Rogers, OTR (Demos Publishers, 2005) (532 pages) $25 (includes shipping)
Judi Rogers, Through the Looking Glass. Pregnancy and Birthing Specialist since 1989 and recipient of the 2002 Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leadership award http://lookingglass.org/news/rogers.php, has just revised and expanded her previous book. The Disabled Woman's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth supports the right of all women to choose motherhood, and will be useful for any physically disabled woman who desires to have a child. This comprehensive guide is based on the experiences of ninety women with disabilities who chose to have children. This book is a practical guide both for disabled women planning for pregnancy and the health professionals who work with them. The subjects covered include: an introduction to the ninety women and their specific disabilities; the decision to have a baby; parenting with a disability; emotional concerns of the mother, family and friends; nutrition and exercise in pregnancy; a look at each trimester; labor and delivery; caesarean delivery; the postpartum period; and breast-feeding. A list of references and a glossary will assist the reader in obtaining additional information and understanding medical terminology.
To order, contact Through the Looking Glass, by phone (1-800-644-2666) or go to their website at http://www.lookingglass.org/

Reproductive Health and Pregnancy Resources

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Women with Disabilities
http://www.acog.org/Search?Topics=b21ac2ad-6483-4149-8b3d-c41ca4c7998f

Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (CROWD)

3440 Richmond Avenue, Suite B - Houston, Texas 77046
Phone: (713) 960-0505
Toll Free: 1-800-44-CROWD
Fax: (713) 961-3555
http://www.bcm.tmc.edu/crowd/

Health Promotion for Women with Disabilities Project

Villanova University - College of Nursing
800 Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-4922
http://www.nurseweb.villanova.edu/womenwithdisabilities/welcome.htm

North Carolina Office on Disability and Health
FPG Child Development Institute,
UNC-CH, 8185, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8185
Phone: (919) 966-0868
Fax: (919) 966-0862
http://www.fpg.unc.edu/~ncodh/

Office on Women's Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.womenshealth.gov/

Spinal Cord Injury Information Network
UAB Department of Physical Rehabilitation and Medicine
529 Spain Rehab Center
1717 6TH Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Phone: 205-934-3283
Fax: 205-975-4691
TDD: 205-934-4642
http://www.spinalcord.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=32375&site=1021&return=21800

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center
Short Hills Plaza, 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite #3A, Short Hills, NJ 07078

Toll Free: 1-800-539-7309

http://www.paralysis.org/

The National Spinal Cord Injury Association
6701 Democracy Blvd., Suite 300-9, Bethesda, MD 20817
Phone: (301) 214-4006
Fax: (301) 881-9817
http://www.spinalcord.org/resources/index.php?link=W&list=118

United Spinal Association

75-20 Astoria Blvd., Jackson Heights, NY 11370-1177
Phone: (718) 803-3782
Fax: (718) 803-0414

http://www.unitedspinal.org/


Videos and Publications:


A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities
This book can help most women with disabilities around the world, better care for themselves improve their general health, their capabilities and self-reliance, and their ability to participate more effectively in their communities. It covers every imaginable topic including general health, sexuality, parenting and abuse. It can be purchased for $20 plus shipping at Hesperian's online store at http://www.hesperian.org/, by emailing bookorders@hesperian.org, or by calling 1-888-729-1796 (within the USA). Discounts are available for bulk purchases. 


Health and Wellness for Women with Disabilities
Easy to understand, web–based guide informs women with disabilities about topics such as chronic conditions, health maintenance, sexually, mental health and reproductive health care. Published through the Center of Research for Women with Disabilities at Baylor College.
http://www.bcm.edu/crowd/health_wellness/health_wellness.html

Let's Talk About Health: What Every Woman Should Know

A video and curriculum workbook that is designed to help women with developmental disabilities feel more prepared for pelvic and breast exams. The video takes the viewer through each exam step by step in a calm and informative manner. Heaton, C, Roberts, BS, Murphy, L, Meagher, M, Randall, D., The Arc of NJ Women's Health Project, 985 Livingston Ave, N. Brunswick, NJ 08902 (908) 246-2525

Not Just Surviving 

Four women who have been living with Spinal Cord Injury for as long as 30 years discuss topics that include rehabilitation, healthcare, sexuality, parenting, menopause, and how to live day-to-day with hope. (40 minutes) Costing $149. to purchase and $60/day rental. To order contact Fanlight Productions, http://www.fanlight.com/ (800)343-5540 or orders@fanlight.com.

Post-Polio Health's Report:
Women with Polio: Menopause, Late Effects, Life Satisfaction and Emotional Distress
http://www.post-polio.org/res/Women%20with%20Polio-Menopause-FinalRep.pdf

Reproductive Health for Women with Spinal Cord Injury:
Part I - The Gynecological Examination - 1997 (30 min)
Educates healthcare providers on how to safely and comfortably manage the annual GYN exam, breast self-exams and mammograms and menstrual management.
Part II - Pregnancy & Delivery - 2003 (32 min)
Features experiences of women with SCI who have children along with suggestions from professionals on ways to manage medical issues related to pregnancy, labor and delivery.
Producer: UAB RRTC on Secondary Complications of SCI & Office of Research Services Order from: UAB Dept of PM&R, Office of Research Services 619 19th Street South - SRC 529, Birmingham, AL 35249-7330 205-934-3283 Cost: $15 per video + $5 s/h or both videos for $25 + $5 s/h http://www.spinalcord.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=58096&site=1021&return=21811

Table Manners and Beyond
The gynecological exam for women with developmental disabilities and other functional limitations. This manual was produced under the auspices of the Women's Wellness Project, a collaborative effort between the Regional Center of the East Bay and the Women's Health Project of UCP of the Golden Gate.
http://www.bhawd.org/sitefiles/TblMrs/cover.html


The Disabled Woman's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth
Judith Rogers, OTR (Demos Publishers, 2005) (532 pages)  $25 (includes shipping)
Judi Rogers, Through the Looking Glass. Pregnancy and Birthing Specialist since 1989 and recipient of the 2002 Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leadership award http://lookingglass.org/news/rogers.php, has just revised and expanded her previous book.  The Disabled Woman's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth supports the right of all women to choose motherhood, and will be useful for any physically disabled woman who desires to have a child. This comprehensive guide is based on the experiences of ninety women with disabilities who chose to have children. This book is a practical guide both for disabled women planning for pregnancy and the health professionals who work with them.  The subjects covered include: an introduction to the ninety women and their specific disabilities; the decision to have a baby; parenting with a disability; emotional concerns of the mother, family and friends; nutrition and exercise in pregnancy; a look at each trimester; labor and delivery; caesarean delivery; the postpartum period; and breast-feeding. A list of references and a glossary will assist the reader in obtaining additional information and understanding medical terminology.
To order, contact Through the Looking Glass, by phone (1-800-644-2666) or go to their website at http://www.lookingglass.org/

The Gyn Exam
A video and handbook with teacher’s guides and photos. The video takes the viewer through a breast and pelvic exam step-by-step.
Stanfield & Co., PO Box 1983, Santa Monica, CA 90406
(213) 395-7466 



Sexuality and Relationships Resources

Back to Your Life
A student run site providing user-friendly information to people with spinal cord injuries in CT.
http://backtoyourlife.com/

Barrier Free Living - Freedom House Emergency Shelter for Survivors of Domestic Violence
270 East Second Street,
New York, NY 10009
Phone: 212-677-6668
http://www.bflnyc.org/programs1.asp

Beauty Ability
http://www.beautyability.com/

Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (CROWD)
3440 Richmond Avenue, Suite B - Houston, Texas 77046
Phone: 713-960-0505
Toll Free: 1-800-44-CROWD
Fax: 713-961-3555
http://www.bcm.tmc.edu/crowd/

Department of Health and Human Services: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Women with Disabilities
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/women/default.htm

Differently Abled Winners Network
A Unique Dating Service for People With Disabilities
P.O. Box 90195, Tucson AZ 85752-0195, (520) 579-7253
http://dawn-disabled-dating.com/

Gimpgirl.com
http://www.gimpgirl.com/

HFriends
http://www.hfriends.com/

LoveByrd
A community for disabled singles.
http://www.lovebyrd.com/

National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS)
Toll Free: 1-800-344-4867
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/index.aspx

North Carolina Office on Disability and Health
FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-CH, 8185, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8185
Phone: (919) 966-0868
Fax: (919) 966-0862
http://www.fpg.unc.edu/~ncodh/

SafePlace Austin, Texas
Phone: (512) 267-SAFE, (512-267-7233), (512) 927-9616 TTY
http://www.austin-safeplace.org/

Sex Support Site
Sexuality and Disability: Education, Advocacy and Support
http://sexsupport.org/

Sexual Health
The Sexual Health Network is dedicated to providing easy access to sexuality information, education, support, and other resources.
http://www.sexualhealth.com/

Sexual Health and Fertility After Brain and Spinal Cord Impairment
The Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Center
Vancouver, British Columbia
http://www.scisexualhealth.com/

Soulful Encounters
Connecting the Disabled Dating and Friends Community
http://www.soulfulencounters.com/

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center
Short Hills Plaza, 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite #3A, Short Hills, NJ 07078
Toll Free 1-800-539-7309
http://www.paralysis.org/

Videos and Publications:


A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities
This book can help most women with disabilities around the world, better care for themselves improve their general health, their capabilities and self-reliance, and their ability to participate more effectively in their communities. It covers every imaginable topic including general health, sexuality, parenting and abuse. It can be purchased for $20 plus shipping at Hesperian's online store at www.hesperian.org, by emailing bookorders@hesperian.org, or by calling 1-888-729-1796 (within the USA). Discounts are available for bulk purchases. 


Disability, Violence, and Survival: A Personal Story SafePlace
Austin, Texas
Phone: (512) 267-SAFE (512-267-7233), (512) 927-9616 TTY
http://www.austin-safeplace.org/

MOMENT by MOMENT: The Healing Journey of Molly Hale 

Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated independent filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman directed and produced this documentary, which explores one woman's response to the extraordinary challenges presented by catastrophic spinal cord injury injury. This is a film about disabilities, health and healing; about intention, attitude and choice; and about relationships and sexuality.
Individual orders contact: Concentric Media, PO Box 1414, Menlo Park, CA 94026. VHS: $29.95
Phone: (650)568.4340 www.concentricmedia.org/molly
Institutional
Purchases contact: Aquarius Productions 1-888-440.2963 (toll free) info@aquariusproductions.com Supporting website: www.mollyhale.com

PATHWAYS to WELLNESS: Your Guide to the Healing Arts and Sciences, a video wellness resource guide coupled with the documentary MOMENT by MOMENT on DVD.
Not Just Surviving 
Four women who have been living with Spinal Cord Injury for as long as 30 years discuss topics that include rehabilitation, healthcare, sexuality, parenting, menopause, and how to live day-to-day with hope. (40 minutes) Costing $149. to purchase and $60/day rental. To order contact Fanlight Productions, www.fanlight.com (800)343-5540 or orders@fanlight.com.

Women's Sexuality After SCI: Understanding the Changes and Finding Ways to Respond
The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine in conjunction with the South Florida Model Spinal Cord Injury System (SFSCIS) is proud to announce this new educational video. Hosted By Marca L. Sipski, M.D. , Length: 18 minutes. The video can be purchased for $10. plus shipping and handling.
The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at The Lois Pope LIFE Center, 1095 N.W.14th Terrace, Miami, FL 33136
Phone: (305)585-1342

Health and Wellness Resources

AbleThrive
A one-stop platform to connect to existing online and local  resources geared towards those impacted by disabilities.
http://www.ablethrive.com

Accessible Travel & Tourism Worldwide
The largest database and online community for international and local accessible travel on accommodations, activities, attractions, equipment, transportation, tours, and tips. 
http://www.wheelchairtraveling.com/

Addiction Campuses 
Addiction Treatment Centers for the Physically & Mentally Disabled
http://www.addictioncampuses.com/persons-with-disabilities/


Addiction Treatment & Recovery Guide for Disabled
https://delphihealthgroup.com/addiction-and-disabilities/

Aging in Place
National Council for Aging Care
http://www.aginginplace.org/guide-to-recognizing-elder-abuse/

American Association on Health and Disability


110 N. Washington St., Suite 328-B, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (301) 545-6140
Fax (301) 545-6144
http://www.aahd.us/

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Women with Disabilities
http://www.acog.org/Search?Topics=b21ac2ad-6483-4149-8b3d-c41ca4c7998f

American Dance Wheels Foundation
http://americandancewheels.org/   

Arthritis Research Foundation
http://www.curearthritis.org/ 

Back to Your Life
A student run site providing user-friendly information to people with spinal cord injuries in CT.
http://backtoyourlife.com/

Barrier Free Living - Freedom House Emergency Shelter for Survivors of Domestic Violence
270 East Second Street,
New York, NY 10009
Phone: 212-677-6668
http://www.bflnyc.org/programs1.asp

Breast Health Access for Women with Disabilities (BHAWD) 

BHAWD c/o Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Herrick Campus, Rehabilitation Services
2001 Dwight Way, 2nd Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704

Phone: (510) 204-4866
TDD (510) 204-4574
FAX (510) 204-5892 

http://www.bhawd.org/

CareCure Community
CareCure has over 70 forums dedicated to the latest research and care for people with spinal cord injuries and other related neurological disorders, created and managed by the W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience..
http://sci.rutgers.edu/ 


Center for Neuro Recovery.
The Center for Neuro recovery works with clients with a vast amount of neurological injuries and disorders. Our goal is to promote independence and functionality through strength training protocols.
Www.CenterforNeurorecovery.com
 
Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (CROWD) 

3440 Richmond Avenue, Suite B - Houston, Texas 77046 

Phone: (713) 960-0505
Toll Free: 1-800-44-CROWD
Fax: (713) 961-3555
http://www.bcm.tmc.edu/crowd/

Cerebral Palsy Causes
Cerebral Palsy is a neurological disorder caused by brain damage that develops while the baby is still in utero or during or shortly after birth. 


Cerebral Palsy Group
https://cerebralpalsygroup.com/

Consumer Dangers
http://www.consumerdangers.com/ 

Consumer Safety
https://www.consumersafety.org/  

Consumer Safety Guide
https://www.consumersafetyguide.com/

Department of Health and Human Services: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Women with Disabilities
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/women/default.htm

Disability Today Network
An "exposition” of independently-hosted media channels under 15 different areas of special interest to people disabilities, their families and friends and healthcare professionals.
http://www.disabilitytodaynetwork.com/

Disabled Women on the Web
http://www.disabilityhistory.org/dwa/index.html

Disabled Women's Network (DAWN) Ontario
975 McKeown Ave. Unit 5A, Suite 162, North Bay, ON P1B 9P2 Canada
Phone: (705) 494-9078
http://dawn.thot.net/index.html

Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities
https://www.redfin.com/blog/disaster-safety-for-people-with-disabilities 

DrugWatch
Offers extensive information about medications and drugs including prescription and over-the-counter medications and details about side effects.
189 S. Orange Ave., Ste. 1600, Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: (800) 452-0949
http://www.drugwatch.com/

Easter Seals Thrive Program
Support and Mentorship for Young Women with Disabilities
http://www.easterseals.com/thrive/

Facing Disability
For families and individuals facing spinal cord injuries.,
Hill Foundation
737 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1560, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312)284-2525
http://www.facingdisability.com/

Health Promotion for Women with Disabilities Project

Villanova University - College of Nursing
800 Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-4922
https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/nursing/community/womendisabilities.html

Independent Living Institute
Women with Disabilities links
http://www.independentliving.org/links/links-women-with-disabilities.html

Jason's Connection
Find, recommend and review mental health and disability services and providers.
http://www.jasonsconnection.org/ 

MS Foundation for Women
12 MetroTech Center, 26th floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
http://ms.foundation.org/home

Mammacare 

930 NW 8th St., Gainesville, FL 32601
Toll Free: 1-800-626-2273 

http://www.mammacare.com/\

Mattress and Bedding Guide for People with Disabilities
https://www.bestmattressreviews.com/mattress-and-bedding-guide-disabilities/ 

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
706 Haddonfield Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Toll-free: 1-800-532-7667 
https://mymsaa.org/

National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS)
Toll Free: 1-800-344-4867
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/index.aspx

North Carolina Office on Disability and Health
FPG Child Development Institute,
UNC-CH, 8185, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8185
Phone: (919) 966-0868
Fax: (919) 966-0862
http://www.fpg.unc.edu/~ncodh/

Nursing Home Abuse Center
http://www.nursinghomeabusecenter.org/
https://www.nursinghomeabusecenter.com/

Nursing Home Abuse Support  
http://nursinghomeabusesupport.com/

Office on Women's Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.womenshealth.gov/

Online Health Resources
http://www.onlinehealthresources.com/index.html

Orchid: Health and Wellness for Women with Disabilities
From the NC Office on Disability and Health
http://www.fpg.unc.edu/~ncodh/orchid/pages/index.cfm

Push Living
Pushing the boundaries of inclusive design, travel and living.
http://pushliving.com/

Rx Dangers
http://www.rxdangers.com/  

SCI Total Fitness
Offers online exercise and weight loss programs.
http://www.scitotalfitness.com/ 

Spinal Cord Injury Information Network
UAB Department of Physical Rehabilitation and Medicine
529 Spain Rehab Center
1717 6TH Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Phone: 205-934-3283
Fax: 205-975-4691
TDD: 205-934-4642
http://www.spinalcord.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=19679

SPINALpedia
A social mentoring network and video archive that allows the spinal cord injury community to motivate each other with the knowledge and triumphs gained from our individual experiences.
http://www.spinalpedia.com/index.php

Tarita's Travel Connections
Travel should be Inclusive, not Exclusive.
http://taritastravelconnections.com/

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center
Short Hills Plaza, 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite #3A, Short Hills, NJ 07078

Toll Free: 1-800-539-7309

http://www.paralysis.org/

The Injury Cooperative
The Injury Co-Op is a comprehensive resource created by fellow survivors to guide the newly injured and their families through the complexities of life after a catastrophic event.
http://theinjuryco-op.blogspot.com/

The National Spinal Cord Injury Association
6701 Democracy Blvd., Suite 300-9, Bethesda, MD 20817

Phone: (301) 214-4006
Fax: (301) 881-9817

http://www.spinalcord.org/

The Transverse Myelitis Association
http://www.myelitis.org/

Tuck Advanced Better Sleep
Sleep Products for People with Disabilities
https://www.tuck.com/mattresses-bedding-for-people-with-disabilities/

United Spinal Association

75-20 Astoria Blvd., Jackson Heights, NY 11370-1177
Phone: (718) 803-3782
Fax: (718) 803-0414

http://www.unitedspinal.org/

US Disability Benefit Guide
https://householdquotes.co.uk/us-disability-benefit-guide/  

Walk-In Bathtub Guide
https://www.consumeraffairs.com/homeowners/walk-in-bathtubs/#

Wheel:life
http://wheel-life.org/

Women with Disabilities Education Program
http://womenwithdisabilities.org/index.html

Videos and Publications:

A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities
This book can help most women with disabilities around the world, better care for themselves improve their general health, their capabilities and self-reliance, and their ability to participate more effectively in their communities. It covers every imaginable topic including general health, sexuality, parenting and abuse. It can be purchased for $20 plus shipping at Hesperian's online store at www.hesperian.org, by emailing bookorders@hesperian.org, or by calling 1-888-729-1796 (within the USA). Discounts are available for bulk purchases. 


A Provider’s Guide For The Care of Women With Physical Disabilities and Chronic Medical Conditions. Welner, Sandra., North Carolina: North Carolina Office on Disability and Health, 1999.

Bedding and Mattress Guide for People with Disabilities
https://www.sleepcupid.com/bedding-for-people-with-disabilities/

Beyond Disability: The Fe Fe Stories.
Chicago: Beyondmedia Education, 2004.DVD and VHS. The Empowered Fe Fes (slang for female) are a group of young women with disabilities. They hit the streets of Chicago on a quest to discover the
difference between how they see themselves and how others see them.

Breast Health and Beyond for Women with Disabilities: A Provider’s Guide to the Examination and Screening of Women with Disabilities.
Oakland, CA: Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, 2004

Disabled Women: Vision and Voices from the Fourth World Conference on Women.
San Francisco, CA: Fall 1995. (DVD 12 Minutes, and 40 Seconds)

Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature.
Thomson, Rosemarie Garland., New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.

Gendering Disability
Smith, Bonnie G. and Beth Hutchison., New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2004.

Health and Wellness for Women with Disabilities
Easy to understand, web–based guide informs women with disabilities about topics such as chronic conditions, health maintenance, sexually, mental health and reproductive health care. Published through the Center of Research for Women with Disabilities at Baylor College.
http://www.bcm.edu/crowd/health_wellness/health_wellness.html

Key Changes: A Portrait of Lisa Thorson

This elegant video by Cindy Marshall profiles Lisa Thorson, a successful jazz singer, who uses a wheelchair. Artfully weaving performance footage with interviews, it demonstrates how she challenges stereotypes, and advocates for people with disabilities through her work. (28 minutes).
Costing $149. to purchase and $60/day rental. To order contact Fanlight Productions, www.fanlight.com (800)343-5540 or orders@fanlight.com.

Let's Talk About Health: What Every Woman Should Know

A video and curriculum workbook that is designed to help women with developmental disabilities feel more prepared for pelvic and breast exams. The video takes the viewer through each exam step by step in a calm and informative manner. Heaton, C, Roberts, BS, Murphy, L, Meagher, M, Randall, D., The Arc of NJ Women's Health Project, 985 Livingston Ave, N. Brunswick, NJ 08902 (908) 246-2525

MOMENT by MOMENT: The Healing Journey of Molly Hale
Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated independent filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman directed and produced this documentary, which explores one woman's response to the extraordinary challenges presented by catastrophic spinal cord injury injury. This is a film about disabilities, health and healing; about intention, attitude and choice; and about relationships and sexuality.
Individual orders contact: Concentric Media, PO Box 1414, Menlo Park, CA 94026. VHS: $29.95
Phone: (650)568.4340 http://www.concentricmedia.org/molly%E2%80%A8Institutional
Purchases contact: Aquarius Productions 1-888-440.2963 (toll free) info@aquariusproductions.com Supporting website: http://www.mollyhale.com/
PATHWAYS to WELLNESS: Your Guide to the Healing Arts and Sciences, a video wellness resource guide coupled with the documentary MOMENT by MOMENT on DVD.

Not Just Surviving 

Four women who have been living with Spinal Cord Injury for as long as 30 years discuss topics that include rehabilitation, healthcare, sexuality, parenting, menopause, and how to live day-to-day with hope. (40 minutes)  Costing $149. to purchase and $60/day rental. To order contact Fanlight Productions, http://www.fanlight.com/ (800)343-5540 or orders@fanlight.com.

Our Own Best Advocates: Breast Health for Women with Disabilities.
Center for Research on Women with Disabilities, 2000.14 minutes. Available from Fanlight
http://www.fanlight.com/

Removing Barriers to Mammography for Women with Physical Disabilities.
UCP of New York City, 2003. Narrated by Donna Hanover. VHS or DVD.
http://www.ucpnyc.org/ Click on Publications

The Basics of Self-Defense
A training video from International Disabled Self-Defense Association (http://www.defenseability.com/) Video Series I, costing $29.95 plus shipping. It covers the basics of self-defense: effective striking, wheelchair dynamics, defenses using one hand, self-defense and rehabilitation, and redirecting energy. 


The Gyn Exam
A video and handbook with teacher’s guides and photos. The video takes the viewer through a breast and pelvic exam step-by-step.
Stanfield & Co., PO Box 1983, Santa Monica, CA 90406 (213) 395-7466

The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability.
Wendell, Susan, New York: Routledge, 1996.

Unruly Bodies: Life Writing by Women with Disabilities.
Mintz, Susannah B. , Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.

Venus on Wheels: Two Decades of Dialogue on Disability, Biography, and Being Female in America.
Frank Gelya , Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2000.

“What Happened to You?” Writings by Disabled Women.
Keith, Lois, ed., New York: New Press, 1996. Thirty-six women from Great Britain tell their stories.

Welner’s Guide to the Care of Women with Disabilities.
Welner, Sandra L. and Florence Haseltine, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2004.

With Wings: An Anthology of Literature By and About Women with Disabilities.
Marsha Saxton and Florence Howe, editors. New York: The Feminist Press, 1987

Women with Disabilities: Found Voices.
Mary Willmuth and Lillian Holcomb, editors. Binghamton, NY: Harrington Park Press, 1993.

Women with Disabilities Aging Well: A Global View.
Walsh, Patricia Noonan and Barbara LeRoy, Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing, 2004.

Women with Visible and Invisible Disabilities: Multiple Intersections, Multiple Issues, Multiple Therapies. Banks, Martha E. and Ellyn Kaschak, Ph.D., New York: Haworth Press, 2003. (Published also as Women & Therapy Vol. 26, Numbers 1,2 and 3,4.)