Aging and General Health Issues

Aging with developmental disabilities: Women's health issues. Brown, A. A. & Murphy, L. (1999). Arlington, TX: The Arc of the United States and the RRTC on Aging with Mental Retardation. Can be downloaded at no charge

Chartbook on Women and Disability in the United States. An InfoUse Report. Jans, L., Stoddard, S. (1999). Washington, DC: US Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. Available online at:

Disability Resources Monthly. A guide to Disability Resources on the Net. Available online at:

Diverse City Press. Diverse City Press Inc. produces and distributes inspiring and informational books, audio CD's and video tapes, dealing with persons with developmental disabilities, and a range of social issues. Available online at:

Family Village. A global community that integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with cognitive and other disabilities, for their families, and for those that provide them services and support. Available online at:

Health and aging issues for women with intellectual disabilities in their own voices. Gill, C. J. & Brown, A. A. (2002). In P. N. Walsh & T. Heller (Eds.). Health of Women with Intellectual Disabilities (pp. 139-153). Oxford: Blackwell Science Publishing.

Health and Wellness for Women with Disabilities. National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Available online at:

Health of Women with Intellectual Disabilities. Walsh, P. N., Heller, T. (Eds.) (2002). Available online at:

Health promotion and women. Heller, T. & Marks, B. (2002). In P.N. Walsh & T. Heller, T.(Eds.). Health of Women with Intellectual Disabilities (pp. 170-189). Oxford: Blackwell Science Publishing.

Health services for women with disabilities: Barriers and portals. Gill, C.J., Kirschner, K.L., & Panko-Reis, J. (1994). In A. J. Dan (Ed.) Reframing Women’s Health (pp. 357-366). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Healthy Aging – Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: Women’s Health Issues. Walsh, P. N., Heller, T., Schupf, N., van Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk, H., & Working Group (2000). World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland. Can be downloaded at no charge

Informed Consent, Sexuality, and People with Developmental Disabilities: Strategies for Professional Decision-Making. Laura K. Griffin, J.D. Includes examples and discussions of many informed consent scenarios. Address: 1996, ARC Milwaukee, 1126 South 70th Street, Suite N 408 B, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53214. (414) 774-6255.

Nursing Care Resources for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities across the Lifespan. Marks, B.A., Brown, A., Hahn, J.E. & Heller, T. (2003). Nursing Clinics of North America, 38(2), 373-393. Can be downloaded at no charge

Our Bodies, Our Selves for the New Century. Boston Women's Health Book Collective. Published by Touchstone, a division of Simon & Schuster Inc. (1998). Available online at:

Overview of health issues of older women with intellectual disabilities. Gill, C. J. & Brown, A. A. (2000). Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 18 (1), 23-36.

Promoting the health and Wellness of People with Disabilities: Women's Health. North Carolina Office on Disability and Health. Available online at:

The Last Sisters: Health Issues of Women with Disabilities. Carol J. Gill. Available online at:

The Midlife Health Needs of Women with Disabilities. Marina Morrow, British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health. Available online at:

Wellness and Aging with Disability. Includes active health care consumer strategies; information on specific disabilities, ethnic and cultural diversity; equity and access; exercise, managed care, women's issues and more. Available online at:

Women with developmental disabilities: Health and aging. Brown, A. A. & Gill, C. J. (2002). Current Women's Health Reports, 2, 219-225.

Abstract: Major shifts have occurred in the world of disability that have profound implications for health-service provision. Although health researchers and clinicians have begun to address the health needs of women with disabilities, representation of older women with intellectual disabilities in health research and health-care practice remains inadequate. As the visibility of this group continues to grow through policies that support greater community integration and longevity, they and their families, professionals, and advocates will require more information about their health concerns, and appropriate health services and options. This article provides an overview of major issues of women with developmental disabilities within the areas of primary health care, aging, access to health services, and future directions in research and practice.

Women with Disabilities Health Care Summit: Paving the Way for Change. Maryann B. Hunsberger. Available online at:

Women with Physical Disabilities: Achieving and Maintaining Health and Well-Being. Krotoski, D. M., Nosek, M. A., & Turk, M. A. (1996). Paul H. Brooke Publishing Co.