Dating & Relationships Resources

Dating & Relationships Resources

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This page has reports [real life stories told by youth and young adults with disabilities] and links to other organizations and agencies that can give you information about dating & relationships.

Reports

Relationships and Dating
Relationships can be regarded as rough, hilly terrain; riddled with deep chasms, pools of quicksand and streams too deep and rapid to cross by foot. People with disabilities often think relationships are inaccessible. In the world of relationships people must cross the same treacherous terrain as everyone else. It can be done. . .

The Dating Life
by Eileen

Links

SEICUS
SIECUS is dedicated to let everyone know that sexuality is a natural and healthy part of life. SIECUS develops, collects, and gives out information, and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices. This part of their website is for teens.

Coalition for Positive Sexuality
The focus of this webpage is to let youth know that they have the right to complete and honest sex education. That youth must demand information from their school, healthcare providers and parents. It is a very youth oriented site for info and questions about issues of sexuality and freedom.

Sexuality Education for Children and Youth with Disabilities
The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHY) developed this article about the importance of sexuality education for youth with disabilities and issues about sexuality as a child grows up.

Scarleteen: Sex Education for the Real World
Scarleteen focuses on contemporary sex education for teens. The straightforward info and design of this web site are fun and youth oriented. This site explains many different aspects of sexuality and what choices are available to teens. Scarleteen believes that complete sexual education is important for teens to make the best, informed decisions for the future.

The International Dating and Travel Service for the Disabled's
The International Dating and Travel Service for the Disabled's primary focus on the Internet is to provide a comfortable way for ALL singles to meet individuals who are interested in loving, long term relationships.

DateAble and DateAble International
Through a computerized matching system, dateable International members are introduced on the basis of similar traits and common goals. Most members live in Canada and the United States: however a growing number of people from Latin America, Europe, and Asia have joined in recent years. Today dateable International has a membership of 500 people.

Gimp Girl Community: Sex and Disabilities
Provides links and resources about sexuality and individuals with disabilities.

The Rocky Road to Romance
This is a story about the road to romance from a young woman living with a neuromuscular disease. Includes a reading list of resources.

Body Beautiful/Body Perfect: Challenging the Status Quo - Where Do Women with Disabilities Fit In?
Our friends at "DisAbility Cool" discuss how little research has been conducted on this issue as it effects the lives of women with disabilities, which may reflect the belief that the lived experiences of many women with disabilities are not important nor perceived as valid by mainstream researchers.