sex and disability links
We spend a fair bit of time browsing the internet. While much of the time is spent trawling for porn, we also spend a certain number of hours a month searching for good sex and disability resources. Below we've compiled a list of some of our favourite links. The first section offers resources that focus on sexuality and disability. The second section has general disability resources that you may want to check out (including links to websites of people we think rock).
Unfortunately sites come and go, and some disappear forever without as much as a goodbye kiss. We try to keep this section up to date, but if you find a link that goes nowhere please let us know and we'll fix the problem (there's nothing worse than a good hyperlink tease!)
There are many, many resources not listed below, but we are always happy to dig around our files to find other stuff, if you are searching for information or a specific website or resource please feel free to email us here, and we'll be happy to try and help you find what you're looking for.
Queers On Wheels
Queers On Wheels is an organization that serves the physically disabled GLBTQ (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer) community. We provide literature, teach classes and workshops, and help people network. We hope to create a strong community of physically disabled GLBTQ folks.
Sexual Health.com is the most comprehensive on-line source for disability and sexuality information. It's the best place to start any search for information, resources, and support regarding sexuality.
Sexuality and Disability Webliography
BC Coalition of People with Disabilities provides this excellent and very recent (2002) collection of online, print & video resources related to sexuality and disability. Covers a wide range of disabilities & chronic illnesses, as well as glbt issues.
The Speak Up project gives people who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) the words and pictures they need in order to communicate about and express their sexuality. Without access to these words, people who use AAC cannot learn about, disclose or report issues relating to victimization. They have developed, and are continuing to develop both the words and pictures and an excellent resource kit for people who use AAC.
Sexuality and MS
An excellent book about sexuality and multiple sclerosis. You can order a hardcopy of the book through the MS Society of Canada (see above for contact information) or download the entire book free of charge from this link. It's written by Canadian sex educator, zooologist, and sexual health activist extrodinaire, Michael Barrett.
Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Sexuality and Cystic Fibrosis
Another association that maintains a website and provides free information. They have two quite good brochures, one for adults one for adolescents on sexuality and cystic fibrosis.
Sex Information & Education Council of the U.S
SIECUS maintains a number of on-line bibliographies, including one of the most comprehensive sexuality and disability lists available on the internet. Even better, each title comes with a brief description and all the ordering information needed. The only drawback is that the list is somewhat dated
Diverse City Press
Diverse City Press is a publisher of excellent resources for people with developmental disabilities and their care providers, with a focus on sexuality. Run by Dave Hingsburger you can get all of Dave's books through this site, which we can't recommend more highly.
A sex and disability group in the UK called The Outsiders
Ontario Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf
Ontario Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf coordinates community events, provide events and activities through the educational and social outreach programs to, members and non-members, aimed at reducing homophobia, heterosexism, Transphobia, biphobia, lesbophobia learn more
Anne Johnston Health Station
The Anne Johnston Health Station is a not-for-profit community health centre providing a wide range of programs and services that promote the health and well-being of seniors, youth, and people with physical disabilities requiring an accessible barrier free environment. Their programs and services include primary care, disease prevention, and health promotion. Programs and services are confidential and free of charge. learn more