WEBTREATS: Resources for Women with Disabilities

This list, prepared by the College Resource Center Librarians from other sources, is provided for information only.  Referral to these sites does not imply endorsement of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities.   Further, the College does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these websites. This list is not meant to be comprehensive; the exclusion of a site does not reflect the quality of that site.  Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without warning.

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR)
This is the association for physicians specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. The website has information for consumers and also has an online physician directory.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Women with Disabilities
This website has information for physicians on women with disabilities, including a link to an interactive training module, an abuse assessment screen, and more.

The Arc
This is an organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The website includes publications, fact sheets, links to local chapters, and more.

Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (CROWD)
From the Baylor College of Medicine, this website provides health information on sexuality, violence, access to health care, stress management, and more. Lists of links are also included.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Women and Disabilities
This CDC website has information for women on breast and cervical cancer screening, healthy living, violence, and more. There are also links to other organizations with related resources.

Disability.gov
This website provides information on disability-related programs, services, laws, and benefits and connects people with disabilities to resources from government and other agencies.

Florida Developmental Disabilities Council: Sexuality Across the Lifespan for Children and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities
This publication has information for family members and caregivers about different age groups and issues such as puberty, social skills, dating, and sexual or physical abuse.

Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU)
The ILRU provides research, education and consultation on independent living, the Americans with Disabilities Act, home and community based services and health issues for people with disabilities. The website includes a directory of Centers for Independent Living.

MedlinePlus: Disabilities
From the National Library of Medicine, this site for consumers includes information on disabilities, and includes links to other pages on assistive devices, developmental disabilities, and more.

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
NIDRR provides leadership and support for research related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities, aimed at improving the lives of individuals with disabilities from birth through adulthood.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
This website has information on multiple sclerosis, including symptoms and diagnosis, treatment options, insurance and financial information, health and wellness, a directory of resources by location, and more.

National Spinal Cord Injury Association: Women’s Issues
The mission of the NSCIA is to improve the quality of life of people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders. The women’s issues section of the website has information on pregnancy, menopause, sexuality, and more.

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago - LIFE Center
This is a rehabilitation hospital; their LIFE Center website has information and resources for consumers on many topics, including caregiving, housing and transportation, education and employment, support and wellness, recreation and leisure, and finance and law.

Spinal Cord Injury Model System
From the University of Alabama at Birmingham, this website lists resources on various topics related to spinal cord injuries. There is also a women’s health section, with videos on women’s reproductive health.

Through the Looking Glass
This is a nonprofit organization that provides research, training, and services for families in which a child, parent, or grandparent has a disability. The website includes information on local and national services for parents and children with disabilities, training and workshops, and publications.

WomensHealth.gov - Illnesses and Disabilities
This website has information on women with disabilities, including types of disabilities, everyday living, parenting, caregiver support, and more.


jer last revised 3/27/14

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