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Dating and Sexuality

Sexuality After Spinal Cord Injury - from the National Spinal Cord Injury Association Resource Center.

Sexuality ‘R Us - Body Beautiful/Body Perfect: Challenging the Status Quo Where Do Women with Disabilities Fit In?

Disability and Sexuality - People with physical or intellectual disabilities in our society are often regarded as non-sexual adults. Sex is very much associated with youth and physical attractiveness, and when it is not, is often seen as "unseemly".

How to Meet, Date and "Do It" When You're Disabled - Where, exactly, do disabled people find romantic love? Did you ever think of what it would be like for a disabled person to have sex?

Obstacle Course - There’s no such thing as a simple date when disabilities are involved. - online community for disabled persons featuring the latest news and articles for people with disabilities.

National Study of Women with Physical Disabilities

Plenty Of Fish - dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc.  This link points to the disabilities and dating forum.

Dating for the Disabled - Welcome to Disabled Dating & Friendship, an online meeting place for people with a disability to find Pen Pals, Friendship, Dating and Relationships or just someone to talk to for support and encouragement who has been there themselves. - Whispers4u is a disabled dating site for disabled singles, men, women their friends and their partners who may be handicapped. Able-bodied members and devotee's are more than welcome, however the requirement is a readiness to meet adult people with disabilities, handicapped or amputees, and to respect the feelings of our disabled members.

Sexuality and Disability Fact Sheet - All people are sexual beings and sexual expression is a natural and important part of life. What is sexuality?

Disability and Illness - Disability or illness can potentially impact any aspect of a person’s sexuality. People with a disability or living with an illness may wonder...

D.A.W.N. (Differently Abled Winners Network) - More than an internet dating service, it is a true introduction service or matchmaking service that uses an extensive questionnaire and a personal or telephone interview to achieve a high success rate in matching people. D.A.W.N. was designed primarily to provide dating for people with disabilities, but welcomes able bodied members who would like to meet compatible people who happen to have a disability. - virtual community for disabled adults seeking love, friendship and support - ...the most focused disABILITY-dating site on the web.

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Accessible Homebuilding

U.S.M Contracting - U.S.M.Contracting is a licensed, insured, limited liability company that was formed to meet both the residential and commercial accessibility needs of the physically disabled in the Washington metropolitan area. Our trade involves all aspects of residential and commercial construction but focusing on accessibility.

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Disability Advocacy/Information

Access Now - The Pakkie Personal Mobility Sling Device was designed by Judy Hoit, a woman with a disability and a polio survivor. The Pakkie allows two people to move a person requiring assistance from one location to another. One person grasps the loops at the knees while a second person grasps loops near the shoulders and in a single action, they lift and move the person to the desired location. The Pakkie is simple and easy to use with no moving parts to break or repair. The cost is well within the means of individuals but volume discounts may be negotiated.

The Cerebral Palsy Group - Encourages adults with cerebral palsy from around the United States and the world to communicate with each other. What is life like in your community? and What challenges have you faced? and How do you handle situations? are just some of the types of feedback The Cerebral Palsy Group is seeking.

National Organization on Disability (N.O.D.) - has a mission to expand the participation and contribution of America’s 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. By raising disability awareness through programs and information, together we can work toward closing the participation gap.

United Cerebral Palsy - a leading source of information on cerebral palsy and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability. As one of the largest health charities in America, UCP's mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) - largest national nonprofit cross-disability member organization in the United States, dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for the more than 56 million Americans with disabilities. AAPD works in coalition with other disability organizations for the full implementation and enforcement of disability nondiscrimination laws, particularly the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

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Health and Well-Being

National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD) - promotes the substantial health benefits that can be gained from participating in regular physical activity. The slogan of NCPAD is Exercise is for EVERY body, and every person can gain some health benefit from being more physically active. This site provides information and resources that can enable people with disabilities to become as physically active as they choose to be. NCPAD is located within the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

National Institutes of Health - is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the Nation. It is an Agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH headquarters are located in Bethesda, Maryland, and the surrounding area. NIH funds scientific studies at universities and research institutions across the Nation.

Handicapped Friends Pen Pal Club - is non-profit, confidential pen pal service where everyone is welcome to join. They are NOT a dating service, but provide correspondence opportunities via e-mail or regular mail for single, married, disabled, non-disabled, and any other interested parties to make new friends.

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Women's Issues

The National Women's Health Information Center - established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide reliable health information to all women, with a special section devoted to topics relating to women with disabilities.

Ms. Wheelchair America - strives to empower women to achieve their goals and celebrate their accomplishments. In addition, this website includes information on states that are organizing new pageants and states with existing pageants.

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Government and Employment Resources

ServiceSource Network - regional non-profit organization providing valued employment, training, and support services to people with disabilities in the mid- and south Atlantic areas.

Enable America - working in partnership with people with disabilities, elected officials, educators, government agencies, and employers to assist people with disabilities in achieving greater independence through opportunities for employment, civic involvement, and community participation.

Bender Consulting Services - our mission is to provide superior technology consulting services to our customers while creating employment and career opportunities, independence and freedom for people with disabilities.

Social Security Administration - visit this website for information on benefits available from the Social Security Administration for people with disabilities.

Disability Info - President Bush's New Freedom Initiative website covering information on topics of employment, education, housing, transportation, health, and civil rights as they pertain to all Americans and especially those with disabilities.

Disability Secrets - FAQ page on filing for disability benefits from a former disability claims examiner for the social security administration.

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