The Women's Center
West Chester University
Adale Sholock, Ph.D.
Lawrence Center 220
West Chester, PA 19383
The Women's Center is dedicated to assisting all women. We hope that these local and national resources may be of assistance to women with disabilities.
West Chester University’s learning support program, housed within the Undergraduate Studies and Student Support Services (USSS), that provides tutoring, standardized test review, and workshops.
West Chester University’s main source of support for students with learning and physical disabilities housed within the Undergraduate Studies and Student Support Services (USSS), that provides a range of support services based upon students’ individual needs.
Delaware-based organization that offers support and practice sessions for people with disabilities who experience anxiety during medical and dental visits, and specializes in helping women with disabilities prepare for well-woman care and exams.
Joint presentation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) on prevalence and prevention on sexual assault among women with disabilities.
Resource guide on health issues including nutrition and pregnancy provided by the College of Nursing, plus links to additional resources.
National youth empowerment and health advocacy organization with information on policies and sexual health resources for young people with disabilities, parents, families, and educators.
Non-profit organization that provides breast health information, resources, direct services, and training for women with disabilities.
Research institute at the University of Indiana - Bloomington that provides an information and resource library on disability issues, including sexuality.
Research institute at the Baylor College of Medicine that provides publications, fact sheets, policy recommendations, and other resources on the health of women and girls with disabilities, especially around health disparities and barriers to care.
National public policy and women’s advocacy organization that provides several white papers on disability and feminism, and inequalities experienced by women and girls with disabilities, including violence and abuse.
Nationally-focused foundation that offers educational assistance scholarships to women graduate students with disabilities.
Female-identified support group for young women with disabilities and resources on violence, bullying, and sexuality.
National, federally-funded scholarship and fellowship program that provides funding for student-designed research projects. Webinars for applicants with disabilities are available periodically.
Non-profit publishing company that provides free downloadable books for community health on an array of issues, including the Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities, which offers trans-cultural and accessible health information for women.
Women’s empowerment and advocacy organization with support and resources for women with physical and multiple disabilities.
Fact sheet and resources on domestic violence issues and women with disabilities.
National feminist organization’s advocacy section on disability rights and issues for women with disabilities.
Sex-positive, non-profit advocacy and resource organization with articles, commentary, and opportunities for participation around sexuality and disability issues.
Non-profit empowerment and advocacy organization for young people with disabilities that focuses on engagement in public affairs, training, leadership development, and other opportunities for youth with disabilities to eliminate barriers to inclusion and social integration in the United States.
San Francisco-based political performance group that provides opportunities, education, and organizing around issues of disability and inclusion in society through artistic performance and social spaces, and focuses on the intersections of queer identity, disability, sexuality, and beauty issues.
Information and resources on sexuality and sex education for young people with varying abilities.
Non-profit organization that supports young self-advocates and disability activists and offers leadership opportunities for young people with disabilities.
National research and advocacy organization that provides supports and resources for parents and grandparents with various disabilities and complex medical needs, and students who have parents or caregivers with disabilities.
A disability and sexual orientation awareness project of CREA, an international women’s, sexuality, and human rights organization.
International organization that provide support, advocacy, leadership, and development opportunities for people with disabilities, and holds periodic WILD meetings and conferences for women to convene on global issues impacting and among women and girls with disabilities.
UN agency with information on global women’s rights affirmations as they relate to women and girls with disabilities.