Disability Resources

Disability Resources

UC and Campus-Specific Resources

Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD):
Their services are designed to meet the unique educational needs of regularly enrolled students with documented permanent and temporary disabilities.

UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS):
In addition to individual services, CAPS provides a range of programs to promote mental health, emotional resilience and wellness throughout the campus community. Appointments can be made in person or over the phone by calling (310)825-0768.

To meet with a counselor, please schedule a 15 minute screening appointment and ask for a therapist who specializes in gender identity concerns.  Alternatively, you can contact the following counselors directly to set up an appointment:

  • Bryan Ritchey - britchey@caps.ucla.edu
  • Saeromi Kim - skim@caps.ucla.edu
  • Dee Chappelear - dchappelear@caps.ucla.edu

Education and Information

Bent:
An online magazine ran by gay disabled men. They stopped writing in 2007, but all of their issues are online.

Queerability:
Queerability seeks to increase visibility of LGBTQ disabled people by honoring the intersection of the disability and LGBTQ experience. Queerability was founded by Kristen Guin, In addition to her work with Queerability, she is also a chapter leader for the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.

Leaving Evidence:
A blog detailing Mia Mingus’ experiences as a self-identified queer, physically disabled Corean woman transracial and transnational adoptee who is also a writer, community educator, and organizer working for disability justice and transformative responses to child sexual abuse.

Sexuality and People with Intellectual, Developmental and Other Disabilities:
A special issue of the publication Impact. Its articles cover topics ranging from sexuality education in the home and school, to personal stories of dating and marriage, to legal and ethical issues for staff and agencies providing services for people with disabilities. It is written for people with disabilities, family members and professionals.

Eli Clare:
Thought-provoking, compassionate, and challenging, Eli will enliven your classroom, fire up your conference, educate your department or agency, and empower student and grassroots activists. Bring him to your community or campus to teach, speak, read, facilitate, or train.

Communities

Queer Disability:
This listserv is for the discussion of Queer/Disability issues. We are focused on the development of ideas, challenging existing norms, and providing much needed information for the Q/D community. This list is not a personal support group.

Sex-Related Resources

Come as You Are:
Online store that sells sex toys and other things to make sex even better. They have done a lot of work on being inclusive to people with disabilities.

Disability-Specific

Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyperactivity Disorders

GLBT-Attention Deficit Disorder (GLBT-ADD):
A safe social, supportive, and informative group for members and friends of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community affected by or interested in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Blindness or Low Vision

Blind-Gay:
The Blind Gay list is a list for blind or visually impaired gay and bisexual men only. If you want to meet other blind or visually impaired gay or bisexual men, talk about problems your having, talk about gay life in general, or anything else, this is the list for you. Keep in mind that there are topics which may be deemed inappropriate for some. No one under the age of 18 may join this group.

Blind LGBT Pride International  (formerly known as BFLAG):
The purpose of Blind LGBT Pride is to provide for the betterment of the lives of those who are visually impaired and who are LGBT By providing a forum for the views and concerns of visually impaired persons interested in issues facing those who are LGBT.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Deaf Queer:
A national nonprofit resource and information center for, by and about the Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex and Questioning communities.

Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf:
The purpose of this Alliance is to establish and maintain a society of Deaf GLBT to encourage and promote the educational, economical, and social welfare; to foster fellowship; to defend our rights; and advance our interests as Deaf GLBT citizens concerning social justice; to build up an organization in which all worthy members may participate in the discussion of practical problems and solutions related to their social welfare.

Speech and Language Disability

Passing Twice:
An informal network of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender stutterers and their friends.

Performing Arts

Axis Dance Company:
One of the world’s most acclaimed and innovative ensembles of performers with and without disabilities. Through the outreach programs AXIS brings physically integrated dance outside the studio and into schools, community centers, independent living centers, and to countless organizations seeking to learn more about dance, disability and collaboration.

Sin Invalid:
A performance project on disability and sexuality that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized from social discourse.

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