Women with disabilities

Women with disabilities

The parenting book for persons with a disability

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English
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Paper
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Centre for Independent Living in Toronto
Publisher: 
Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) Inc.
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Offers practical advice and information to individuals and families as they anticipate the steps and stages in their child's life.

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ISBN 1895676320
PARE.S76 1999
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Includes bibliographical references. --- Review, Network Spring 2000: Written from the perspective of the Independent Living philosophy, this resource celebrates parenting as a viable and rewarding option for persons with a disability. It aims to provide practical advice and information to men and women with disabilities as they contemplate health promotion choices associated with pregnancy, prenatal, post-natal and parenting issues. The book is also a great source of information for health care professionals and other service providers.

Visions of flight

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English
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Paper
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Kelly Wheeler (ed.)
Gem Wirszilas (ed.)
Publisher: 
Kelly Wheeler/Travarni Productions
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Surrey, BC

Provides a journey of positive thought by and about women with disabilities.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
DISA.V57 1991
ISBN 0969455526

Women with disabilities: accessing trade

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English
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Paper
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Deborah Stienstra
Colleen Watters
Hugh Grant
Hui-Mei Huang
Lindsey Troschuk
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines how Canadian trade policies ensure access and inclusion for women with disabilities. Highlights the major issues of concern to women with disabilities both as consumers and as entrepreneurs.

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DISA.S75 2004
ISBN 0662681487
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Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under title: Les femmes handicapées et la libéralisation du commerce.

My body, my responsibility: a health education video for deaf women

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English
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Video
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University of Rochester Medical Center
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Rochester, NY

Covers topics including puberty, menstruation and related hygiene, pregnancy and labour, pregnancy prevention, birth control methods, and sexually transmitted diseases including HIV and how to be tested for HIV.

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DISA.M93 2003
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Review, Network Winter/Spring 2005: There is a serious need for educational materials on reproductive health and this video helps fill that gap. It covers topics including puberty, menstruation, pregnancy and labour, birth control methods, and sexually transmitted diseases including HIV, and how to be tested for HIV. The film features deaf actresses in most roles and dialogue in American Sign Language throughout. It also has a spoken English voice-over and open captions (subtitles), so the film is accessible to hearing and hard-of-hearing people as well as sign language users.

Morbidity experiences and disability among Canadian women

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English
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Online
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Marie DesMeules
Linda Turner
Robert Cho
Publisher: 
BMC Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Review the prevalence of chronic conditions and physical disability between Canadian women and men and between various subgroups of women. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women)

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ISSN 14726874
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Includes bibliographical references.

Relief at what cost? Women with disabilities and substance use/misuse: tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs

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English
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Online
Author: 
Monika Chappell
Publisher: 
DAWN Canada
Publication Date: 
1995
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, B.C.

Examines substance dependance (including tobacco) among women with disabilities, including why they start, continue and cut back/stop using substances, why the use of substances is different from non-disabled women, which substances cause the most problems, and which programs work.

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The last sisters: health issues of women with disabilities

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English
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Online
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Carol J. Gill
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DisAbled Women's Netowrk Ontario
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

Discusses particular concerns for women with disabilities, including abuse, mental health, disability policy, access, gender inequity, service barriers, invalidation of sexuality and reproductive health, medical negligence, depression and suicide.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Inter-sectoral workshop on violence against women with disabilities and deaf women and access to the justice system

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English
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Online
Author: 
Barbara Anello
Publisher: 
DisAbled Women's Network Ontario
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

Identifies barriers to justice for women with disabilities and deaf women who experience domestic violence.

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Rohypnol: a “date rape” drug

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English
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Online
Author: 
DisAbled Women's Network Ontario
Publisher: 
DisAbled Women's Network Ontario
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

Fact sheet providing information on Rohypnol which has been used as date rape drug for both men and women. Describes the various street names of the drug, common scenarios of use, what the drug looks and feels like, legal considerations, and how to reduce your risk. Lists several online resources about Rohypnol.

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Sexual assault and women with disabilities

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English
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DisAbled Women's Network Ontario
Publisher: 
DisAbled Women's Network Ontario
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

Defines sexual assault and emphasizes that sexual assualt can happen to anyone and it is not the fault of the survivor. Outlines ways survivors may respond to sexual assault including telling a trusted person, filing a police report, and seeking health care. Provides a list of sexual assault online resources.

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