"a community partnership of women with disabilities, breast
cancer survivors, medical professionals and grassroots disability
rights organizations." Its web site includes relevant news
and research as well as information about the organization's
accessible clinic and mammography facilities and other services.
Baylor College of Medicine, CROWD is a research center that focuses
on issues related to health, aging, civil rights, abuse, and
independent living. CROWD researchers develop and evaluate models
for interventions to address specific problems affecting women
with disabilities. Its web site is packed with information about
research relating to the "National Study of Women with Physical
Disabilities," access to health care by women with disabilities,
abuse, and community living.
the relationship between gender and disability, this statistical
reference on women and disability in the United States is accessible
to both non-technical and technical audiences. Topics include:
women and disability throughout the life cycle; children and
youth with disability; disability, work, income and benefits;
living arrangements, family life, and medical experiences; mental
disorders and disability; women, disability and aging; and research
gaps and topics for further investigation. The entire publication
is available for downloading in PDF format.
a national (Canadian) feminist, cross-disability organization.
Its website is devoted primarily to information about the organization
and its e-mail discussion group. Canadian visitors should also
check out its list of provincial groups, such as DAWN
(Education for Disability and Gender Equity) is an interactive
website that teaches about science, government and culture with
an emphasis on disability and gender. Broad-based curricula in
science and the humanities stimulate secondary school students
(and adults, for that matter) to think critically about the interrelationship
of disability and gender with science and the humanities. Activities,
profiles, links, self-tests and other resources are integrated
into this well-designed site. Teachers' guides are included.
of the National Information Center on Children and Youth with
Disabilities (NICHCY)'s News Digest "focuses on some
of the realities parents must face in helping their daughters
with disabilities to become more self-reliant and, ultimately,
independent." A bibliography is included.
by the Villanova University College of Nursing, this site focuses
on information to help women with disabilities achieve a "healthier
life style and a better quality of life." Topics range from
breast health and pregnancy issues to rights and research.
from the Center for Research on Women with Disabilities at Baylor
College of Medicine was written to help women with disabilities
"get the quality reproductive health care that you deserve
by learning about your body and your needs." Topics covered
include well woman exam, autonomic hyperreflexia, breast self
exam, contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, and finding
a health care provider.
of the National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC), this
web site is filled with information for women with disabilities,
family members and professionals. Topics covered include abuse,
access to health care, breast health access, financial assistance,
laws and regulations, minorities, older women, parenting, reproductive
health, services and support, sexuality, statistical information,
substance abuse, and particular disabilities. Each section includes
an overview and links to pertinent publications and organizations.
site of an Australian organization run for and by women with
disabilities is packed with information and resources of interest
to an international audience. Check out the reports, articles,
and papers; poetry and stories; issue-oriented sections; and
much, much more.