Health and Wellness Resources

A one-stop platform to connect to existing online and local  resources geared towards those impacted by disabilities.

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.

American Association on Health and Disability

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

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Women with Disabilities

American Dance Wheels Foundation   

Arthritis Research Foundation 

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

Barrier Free Living - Freedom House Emergency Shelter for Survivors of Domestic Violence
270 East Second Street,
New York, NY 10009
Phone: 212-677-6668

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

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..

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

Consumer Dangers 

Department of Health and Human Services: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Women with Disabilities

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.

Disabled Women on the Web

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

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

Easter Seals Thrive Program
Support and Mentorship for Young Women with Disabilities

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

Health Promotion for Women with Disabilities Project

Villanova University - College of Nursing
800 Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-4922

Independent Living Institute
Women with Disabilities links

Jason's Connection
Find, recommend and review mental health and disability services and providers. 

MS Foundation for Women
12 MetroTech Center, 26th floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201


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

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

National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS)
Toll Free: 1-800-344-4867

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

Nursing Home Abuse Center 

Office on Women's Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Online Health Resources

Orchid: Health and Wellness for Women with Disabilities
From the NC Office on Disability and Health

Push Living
Pushing the boundaries of inclusive design, travel and living.

SCI Total Fitness
Offers online exercise and weight loss programs. 

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

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.

Tarita's Travel Connections
Travel should be Inclusive, not Exclusive.

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

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.

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

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

The Transverse Myelitis Association

United Spinal Association

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


Women with Disabilities Education Program

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, by emailing, 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.

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.

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, (800)343-5540 or

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
Purchases contact: Aquarius Productions 1-888-440.2963 (toll free) Supporting website:
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, (800)343-5540 or

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

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

The Basics of Self-Defense
A training video from International Disabled Self-Defense Association ( 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.)


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