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This department has information and products about many issues that affect the lives of women with disabilities.

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Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online) (45 Products)
Electronic Media (16 Products)
Organizations, Programs, and Projects (5 Products)

Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online)
22 Things a Woman Must Know If She Loves a Man with Asperger's Syndrome
This book gives women tips about having a good relationship with a man who has Asperger Syndrome (AS). The author is a person who has AS.
22 Things a Woman with Asperger's Syndrome Wants Her Partner to Know
This book is about Asperger's syndrome from a woman's perspective. It contains things she would want her partner to know.
A Girls' Guide to Growing Up: Choices and Changes in the Tween Years
This is a book for young girls with disabilities. It will help them learn about changes in their bodies and feelings as they grow up.
A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities
This book has a lot of information about what women need to stay healthy. It is written by, and for people from around the world. You can buy a copy or read the book online for free.
A Pattern of Silent Tears
This is the first novel by a Latina woman who has cerebral palsy. It is about women in Costa Rica and their struggle to survive among people reluctant to give up suffocating traditions of male oppression and strict interpretation of religious doctrine.
About Masturbation For Females (revised version)
This easy-to-read book teaches women about masturbation.
Access to Healthcare for Women and Girls with Disabilities.
This report explains why women with disabilities have difficulty receiving healthcare.
Aging with Developmental Disabilities: Women's Health Issues
A fact sheet addressing the most commonly asked questions by women who are aging. Topics include menopause, osteoporosis, heart disease, and how to stay healthy.
Already Doing It: Intellectual Disability and Sexual Agency
This powerful book puts the choice of sexuality in individual's hands. The author explains how that is different than traditional way of leaving it with staff, teachers, doctors, or parents.
Are Your Eyes Listening?
The author of this book is a person with autism. In it, she shares the sights, sounds, and feelings of one person who has autism.
Asperger's and Girls
This book is about girls who have Asperger's Syndrome.
Aspergirls Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome
This books covers many aspects of the lives of girls and women who have autism.
Being a Healthy Woman
This book is about staying healthy. It is easy to read for women with intellectual disabilities.
Being a Healthy Woman Factsheets
These are easy to read fact sheets about being a healthy woman.
Breast Health Care Easy to Read, Easy to Understand
This booklet explains breast exams in an easy-to-read and understand format. You can get a free copy online.
Defiant Birth: Women Who Resist Medical Eugenics
This book tells the stories of women who were told not to have their babies. They were told that because of perceived disabilities in themselves or their unborn children.
Don't Call Me Inspirational: A Disabled Feminist Talks Back
This autobiography is written by a woman with cerebral palsy. She explains her experiences with her disability.
Every body needs to know
This is a curriculum about sexuality. It is for teaching self-advocates.
Finger Tips: A guide for teaching about female masturbation
This book and video set is aimed at teaching women with developmental disabilities about masturbation.
Health of Women with Intellectual Disabilities
This book is about the health issues of women with intellectual disabilities.
Health Screenings for Women with Developmental Disabilities: Notes for Social Workers and Case Managers
This fact sheet is about the problems women with developmental disabilities have getting health screenings.
Impact: Feature Issue on Employment and Women With Disabilities
This newsletter discusses why work is important to women with disabilities. There are many different articles, some explain policy and research, others tell the stories of women with disabilities and the work they do.
Lesbian Couples: A Guide to Creating Healthy Relationships
This book talks about many aspects of family and community life for people who are lesbian, including one chapter particularly for individuals with disabilities.
Living the Edges: A Disabled Women's Reader
This book is a collection of writings by women with disabilities.
Maternity Rolls Pregnancy, Childbirth and Disability
A life story written by a woman who uses a wheelchair and has two children.
Michelle Finds a Voice (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)
This book uses a story with drawings to explain the how hard it is to be unable to speak clearly, and what helps. It is easy to understand and can be read together with a helper.
Oxford Textbook of Women and Mental Health
This book is about women's mental health. It has one section devoted to women who have intellectual disabilities.
Pap tests: The plain facts
This booklet explains about pap tests for self-advocates.
Puberty and Special Girls
This is an easy to read book about puberty.
Safety Skills for Asperger Women How to Save a Perfectly Good Female Life
This book explains how women who have Aspergers syndrome can stay safe. The author is a woman with first-hand experience.
Sexual health for People with Intellectual Disability
This article is about sexual feelings and people with intellectual disability.
Supporting Women: Information and resources for General Practitioners supporting women with intellectual disabilities to manage their menstruation
This booklet is written for doctors who are treating women with intellectual disabilities.
Taking Care: Lessons from Mothers with Disabilities
This book is about mothers with disabilities.
The Aspie Girl's Guide to Being Safe with Men The Unwritten Safety Rules No-one is Telling You
This book has advice about staying safe around men.
Understanding Health Experiences Of Women With Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
This book reviews the health concerns of women as they grow older. It is a Ph.D. dissertation.
Waist-high in the World: A life among the Disabled
In this book, Nancy Mairs takes on the subject woven through all her writing: disability and its effect on life, work, and spirit. Nancy has multiple sclerosis.
Walking Isnít Everything
This book was written by a woman who contracted polio in the early 1950s. It describes polio treatment and what it was like to be a woman with a disability in that era.
What Happened to You?: Writing by Disabled Women
This book has prose, poetry, fiction, and personal memoirs written by 36 British women with disabilities.
Whatís A Leg Got To Do With It?: Black, Female and Disabled in America
This scholarly paper is about being a Black female with a disability.
Women Be Healthy: A curriculum for women with intellectual and developmental disabilities
This 22-hour curriculum is useful in teaching women how to avoid breast and cervical cancer. It can be downloaded for free as PDF files.
Women with Disabilities Aging Well
This book is about women with developmental disabilities from around the world who handle the process of aging successfully.
Women with Disabilities: Found Voices
This book was written by women with disabilities and those who work with them.
Women with Disabilities: Health, Reproduction and Sexuality
This article is about the health, and health needs of women with disabilities from around the world.
Women with Intellectual Disabilities: Finding a place in the world
This book explains issues for women with intellectual disabilities.
Women with Intellectual Disability
This is a set of overhead slides. They are intended for doctors and explains considerations in doing exams, especially Pap tests.
Electronic Media (Videos, CDs, T.V., Radio, Websites, etc.)
Asperger's, Autism & Girls
This DVD shows how having Asperger's Syndrome or Autism is different for girls than boys.
Beyond Disability
This is a video put together by a group of empowered young women with disabilities. They discover the difference between how they see themselves and how others see them.
Beyond Disability: The Fe Fe Stories
This 26-minute film was developed by the Empowered Fe Fe's--a group of young women with disabilities in Chicago. The women take to the streets to explore issues surrounding disabilities.
Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy
This is a documentary film about the friendship of two self-advocates. Their advocacy efforts have helped other people with disabilities to lead more independent lives.
Breast Cancer Screening for Women with Disabilities
This webpage has ideas about how women with disabilities can protect themselves from breast cancer.
Don't Look Past My Disabled Body-love it
This blog entry is about relationship issues and people who have disabilities. It is written by a woman who has disabilities.
Every body needs to know
This is a curriculum about sexuality. It is for teaching self-advocates.
Finger Tips: A guide for teaching about female masturbation
This book and video set is aimed at teaching women with developmental disabilities about masturbation.
Health Promotion Campaign website for Women with Physical Limitations
This website has information about health for women with physical disabilities.
Judith Snow Blogs
Two blogs by Judith Snow. In her blogs she shares real life experiences of people with disabilities, including some from her own life.
Kylie's Private World
This animated DVD teaches about female sexuality.
Live Safe: Preventing HIV/AIDS For Women with Intellectual Disabilities DVD
This DVD teaches people about AIDS.
Push Girls Reality TV Show
This TV show is about five women who have physical disabilities. It airs on the Sundance Channel and you can purchase episodes through itunes.
The New Guide to Relationships and Sex DVD
This DVD is for young people who have intellectual disabilities.
Toward Intimacy: Women with Disabilities
This movie explains sexuality through the eyes of four women with disabilities.
Women with Chronic Physical Disabilities are no Less Likely to Bear Children
This web-based article from May of 2013 is about pregnancy rates among women with disabilities.
Organizations, Programs, and Projects
DAWN - DisAbled Women's Network of Canada
This is a progressive, volunteer-driven, feminist organization dedicated to the advancement of equality rights of women with disAbilities.
This is an organization for women with disabilities who are lesbian. It is located in California.
Women With Disabilities Australia
This Australian organization is run by and for women with disabilities. Its website has many articles and networking opportunities.
Women with Disabilities Victoria
This agency helps women with disabilities achieve their rights. It is located in Australia.
Working Women With Disabilities INC
This organization helps women with disabilities who are employed. It is located in Pennsylvania.

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