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The following items present a consolidated C.V. for those who wish to review Corbett’s history in one easy, accessible place. Most of this information is also contained elsewhere in the site in formats that make searching for specific items more accessible for casual readers.

 

PUBLICATIONS – Online

OToole, C.J. (2015, February 28). Bay Area Day of Mourning: Corbett Joan OToole

http://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/2015/02/28/bay-area-day-of-mourning-corbett-otoole/

OToole, C.J. (2015, February 16). What is Neuroqueer? And why should I care?  NeuroQueer.  http://neuroqueer.blogspot.com/2015/02/what-is-neuroqueer-and-why-should-i.html

OToole, C.J. (2014, October 8). Wheelchair or Car Repair. Disability Visibility Project http://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/2014/10/08/people-we-love-corbett-joan-otoole/

OToole, C.J. (2014, October 1). You Are Not My Sister. NeuroQueer.

blog: http://neuroqueer.blogspot.com/2014/10/you-are-not-my-sister-by-corbett-joan.html

OToole, C.J. (2014, August 5). Quilts for Starting Conversations. Paul Longmore Institute. https://longmoreinstitute.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/initiating-unlikely-conversations-through-a-quilt/

OToole, C.J. (2014, May 13). Corbett O’Toole on Enduring Activism: “Dancing for the Win.” https://30daysofautism.wordpress.com/2014/05/13/tcorbett-otoole-on-enduring-activism-dancing-for-the-win/

OToole, C.J. (2014, February 28). Honoring our Dead. http://thoughtsnax.com/author/mail2corbett/

OToole, C.J. (2014). 2 Power Wheelchairs in Tacoma, Washington. Wheelchair Traveling.  http://www.wheelchairtraveling.com/2-power-wheelchairs-in-tacoma-washington/

OToole, C.J. (2014). Visiting Ashland, Oregon with 2 Power Wheelchairs. Wheelchair Traveling.  http://www.wheelchairtraveling.com/asland-oregon-accessible-review-for-wheelchairs-and-seniors/

OToole, C.J. (2013, September 10). Why I love Autistic* women (and you should too). (Guest post!) http://thoughtsnax.com/2013/09/10/why-i-love-autistic-women-and-you-should-too-guest-post/

O’Toole, C.J. (2013). Disclosing Our Relationships to Disabilities: An Invitation for Disability Studies Scholars. In Ostrove, J. and Renaldi, J. (Eds). Self-Reflection As Scholarly Praxis: Researcher Identity in Disability Studies. Disability Studies Quarterly. Vol. 33, No 2. http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/3708/3226

O’Toole, C.J. (2013, November 24) Economic Barriers in Disability Studies. http://www.thefeministwire.com/2013/11/op-ed-ch-ching-economic-barriers-in-disability-studies/.

O’Toole, C.J. (2006) Unconditional Intimacy. SCI Life, Issue 3.3, www.spinalcord.org/news.php?dep=0&page=68&list=872

O’Toole, C.J. (2006) Early Days in Berkeley, and Where We Are Now, Ragged Edge Magazine. www.raggededgemagazine.com/departments/reflections/000499.html

O’Toole, C.J. (2004) Developing Entrepreneurship Among Women with Disabilities. Book Review. Disability World, Issue no. 23, April-May 2004 http://www.disabilityworld.org/04-05_04/employment/ethiopia.shtml

O’Toole, C.J. (2004) Scared at School: Sexual Violence Against Girls in South African Schools. Book Review. Disability World, Issue no. 23, April-May 2004 http://www.disabilityworld.org/04-05_04/women/violence.shtml

O’Toole, C.J. & Corbett, Meecha (April/May 2004) Finding Nemo. Film review. Disability World, Issue no. 23, April-May 2004 www.disabilityworld.org/01-03_04/arts/nemo.shtml

O’Toole,C.J. (2002) Report on International Conference on Parents with Disabilities & Their Families.  Disability World, Issue no. 16 November-December 2www.disabilityworld.org/04-05_02/news/families.shtml

O’Toole, C.J. (2002) Spotlight Shines on U.S. Women With Disabilities.  Disability World, Issue no. 16 November-December 2. http://www.disabilityworld.org/11-12_02/women/spotlight.shtml

O’Toole, C.J. (2000) Women: Disabled Women And Independent Living in Brazil, Germany, Great Britain, India, Japan, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Russia, South Africa and Uganda. Disability World, August-September 2000, Issue No. 4  http://www.disabilityworld.org/Aug-Sept2000/Women/MIUSA.htm

O’Toole, C.J. (2001). Sexuality Reborn, video review. Disability World, March-April 2001, Issue No. 7. http://www.disabilityworld.org/03-04_01/arts/sexuality.htm

O’Toole, C.J. (2000) Women: Disabled Women And Independent Living in Brazil, Germany, Great Britain, India, Japan, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Russia, South Africa and Uganda. Disability World, August-September 2000, Issue No. 4 http://www.disabilityworld.org/Aug-Sept2000/Women/MIUSA.htm

O’Toole, C.J. (2002). Assistive Technology’s Importance in Health Care: Corbett O’Toole’s Perspective in Is It Working? A Review of AT Successes and Barriers. http://www.ilru.org/html/publications/health/Corbett_OToole.html

 

PUBLICATIONS – Print

O’Toole, C.J. (2010). Dale Dahl and Judy Heumann: Deaf Man, Disabled Woman—Allies in 1970s Berkeley. In Susan Burch and Alison Kafer, Editors.  Deaf and Disability Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Galludet University Press, Washington, D.C.

O’Toole, C.J. (2009). The Sexist Inheritance of the Disability Movement. In Rethinking Normalcy: A Disability Studies Reader edited by Rod Michalko and Tanya Titchkosky. Canadian Scholars Press, Inc., Toronto

O’Toole, C.J. (2005) Postscript. In Pamela Kay Walker’s Moving Over the Edge: Artists with Disabilities Take the Leap. MH Media, Davis, CA

 

O’Toole, C.J. & Lucas, C. (2004-05).  Getting the Most from the Internet: Ideas, Sources and Resources.  Disability, Pregnancy & Parenthood international, Number 48, Winter 2004-05, pp. 6-9.

O’Toole, C. & Brown, A. (2003) No Reflection in the Mirror: Challenges for Disabled Lesbians Accessing Mental Health Services.  Journal of Lesbian Studies, Vol 7, No. 1, 35-49.  [co-indexed as: Mental Health Issues for Sexual Minority Women: Redefining Women’s Mental Health. (Ed. Tonda L. Hughes, Carrol Smith, and Alice Dan). Harrington Park Press, an imprint of The Haworth Press, Inc. 2003, pp. 35-49]

O’Toole, C.J. (2003). 1981 – 2002: How Women with Disabilities Have Changed the World. off our backs, Jan/Feb 2003. www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3693/is_200301/ai_n9218381

O’Toole, C.J. (2002) Sex, disability and motherhood: Access to sexuality for disabled mothers. Disability Studies Quarterly, Fall 2002, 22(4), 81-101. http://www.cds.hawaii.edu/DSQ/issues/page02.asp?dsqID=9

O’Toole, C.J., Doe, T.  (2002) Re:Conceptions: Sexuality and Disabled Parents with Disabled Children.  Sexuality and Disability. Spring 2002, 20(1), 89-102. www.springerlink.com/index/7VUF6HAFRRU2L3V5.pdf

O’Toole, C.J. (2000) The View From Below: Developing a Knowledge Base about an Unknown Population. Sexuality and Disability, 18(3), 207-224.

O’Toole, C.J., D’aoust, V. (2000) Fit for Motherhood: Towards a Recognition of Multiplicity in Disabled Lesbian Mothers. Disability Studies Quarterly, Spring 2000, 20(2), 145-154.

O’Toole, C.J. & Bregante, J.L. (1993b).  Disabled women: The undiscovered sisterhood.  Paper presented at the Fifth International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women, San Jose, Costa Rica, February 22-25, 1993.

O’Toole, C.J. & Bregante, J.L. (1993c).  Identifying Barriers to the inclusion of disabled women in the international women’s movement.  Paper presented at the Fifth  International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women, San Jose, Costa Rica, February  22-25, 1993.

O’Toole, C.J. & Bregante, J.L. (1992b). Lesbians with disabilities.  Sexuality and Disability, 10(3).

O’Toole, C.J. & Ross, P.(1992c). A new vision of diversity. Women and Foundations/ Corporate Philanthropy News, 15 (1), Spring 1992.

O’Toole, C.J. & Martinez, K.(1991) Disabled Women of Color.  New Directions for Women, 20(1)

O’Toole, C.J. (1990).  Violence and sexual assault plague many disabled women.  New Directions for Women, 19 (1)

Corbett, K.(1989) System thwarts disabled moms. New Directions for Women, 18 (5)

Corbett, K.  (1987). The Role of Sexuality and Sex Equity in the Education of Disabled Women. Peabody Journal of Education. Vol. 64, No. 4, Summer 1987.

Corbett, K., Cupolo, A., & Lewis, V. (1982). No more stares. Berkeley, CA: Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc.

Corbett, K., Lea, S., & Zones, J.S. (1981). Equity issues in special education.  Berkeley, CA: Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund.

Corbett, K. (1981) Invisible Women. off our backs. XI(5).

O’Toole, C.J. (1981). simple truths. Heresies, 3(4) Issue 12.

O’Toole, C.J. (1979). Disabled women: The case of the missing role model.  The Independent, 2 (1)

O’Toole, C. J. & Weeks, C. (1978). What happens after school?: A study of disabled women and education. San Francisco: Women’s Educational Equity Communications Network.

 

MEDIA PROFILES

Wikipedia entry on Corbett: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corbett_O%27Toole

Artist Interview: Corbett O’Toole — SOMArts

RADIO SHOW “International Issues for Women with Disabilities”, radio, KPFA Pushing Limits, 2006 http://www.kpfa.org/archives/index.php?arch=13139

Corbett Joan O’Toole: Cutting Edge Women’s Advocate By Harilyn Rousso http://www.disabilityworld.org/01-03_04/women/corbett.shtml

My Daughter Is Worth It from: The Story of Mothers and Daughters. http://vimeo.com/6045202

Corbett Joan OToole and Mitsuko Meecha. We Are the 15 percent. http://wearethe15percent.com/post/82135410553/corbett-joan-otoole-and-mitsuko-meecha

Cool Cat: Corbett O’Toole June 22, 2013 http://www.withalittlemoxie.com/blog/cool-cat-corbett-otoole/

Today on Your Call: What’s the history of California’s disability rights movement? Host: Ali Budner. KALW radio. http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-whats-history-california-s-disability-rights-movement

Wolfe, Kathi. (June 25, 2015.). We must welcome those with disabilities.  The Blade, Washington, D.C. http://www.washingtonblade.com/2015/06/25/we-must-welcome-those-with-disabilities/

 

CONFERENCES ORGANIZED

Disability and Social Justice Summit, June 10, 2015, Atlanta

Mutual Connections: Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Disability, Society for Disability Studies, Bethesda, Maryland 2006

Conversations and Connections across Race, Disability and Identity, Society for Disability Studies, San Francisco 2005

Disability Studies Speakers Series, University of California, Berkeley 2003-2005

Queer and Disabled, June 2002, San Francisco, California

Second International Conference on Parents with Disabilities and Their Families, May 2002, Oakland, California

Including All Women: Philanthropy for Disabled Women and Girls, June 1999, Oakland, California

Claiming Our Bodies: Disabled Women on Health, Violence and Healing, May 1999, Washington, DC

Changing Borders: Women with Disabilities Learning from Each Other, June 1998, Oakland, CA

First International Conference on Parents with Disabilities and Their Families, October 1997, Oakland, California

International Forum on Leadership Development Strategies for Women with Disabilities, June 1997, Eugene, Oregon

United Nations Fourth International Conference on Women, Disabled Women’s Symposium, September 1995, Beijing, China

 

PRODUCED AND DIRECTED VIDEOS:

Workshops in a Box video Series (2000):

Barriers to Love

Words from the Heart: Mentoring

Disabled Women Speak Out Against Violence

Parenting and Disability: Twice the Fun (1997)

PRESENTATIONS & PAPERS

Intersections of Disability and Class. In Sean Burns’ Social Movements, Urban History, and the Politics of Memory. April 15, 2015. University of California, Berkeley.

Disability Rights meets NeuroQueer. TASH. Washington, D.C. December 2014.

Save Our Stories. Ignite! Ability. National Council on Disability regional meeting. May 2014.

Intersections of Disability and Class. In Sean Burns’ Social Movements, Urban History, and the Politics of Memory. April 21, 2014. University of California, Berkeley.

We Were There: Stories of Disability History. Invited Lecture. University of Illinois, Chicago. Dec 13, 2013

Social Justice Activism for Disabled People. TASH. Chicago. December 2013.

Disclosing our Relationships to Disability and Reflexivity in Research: A Conversation.Disability Disclosure in/and Higher Education, University of Delaware: Oct 25-27, 2013

Self-Advocacy. TASH. Chicago: December 2013.

“International Issues for Women with Disabilities”, radio, KPFA Pushing Limits, 2006 http://www.kpfa.org/archives/index.php?arch=13139

Children, Families and Disability, interdisciplinary class, University of California at Berkeley, Fall 2005

“Barriers Facing Disabled Girls and their Mothers in Health Care”, Legislative Briefing on Disabled Girls and Young Women in Health Care, August 2003, Sacramento, CA

“Perspectives of the Disabled Mother of a Disabled Daughter: Implications for Education”, Congressional Briefing on Disabled Girls and Young Women in Education, September 2002, Washington, D.C.

“Disability, Eugenics and Reproductive Rights”, Abortion and Reproductive Rights Conference, Hampshire College, April 2002, Amherst, Massachusetts

“Disability Implications in Abortion”, University of California at Berkeley, March 2002

“Gender and Disability: Challenges for Disability Studies”, University of Illinois at Chicago, November 2001, Chicago

“The Sexist Inheritance of the Disability Movement”, Gender and Disability, Rutgers University, March 2001, New Brunswick, New Jersey

“Parenting with a Disability: Considerations for Pediatricians”, Children’s Hospital, May 2000, Oakland, California

“Sexual Minority Identity Among Women with Disabilities,” Disability, Sexuality and Culture Conference: Societal & Experiential Perspectives on Multiple Identities, March 2000, San Francisco, California

“Health Concerns for Sexual Minority Disabled Women.” Centers for Disease Control Conference on Women with Disabilities, August 1999, San Antonio, Texas

“Mentoring Diverse Women.”  Including All Women: Philanthropy for Disabled Women and Girls, June 1999, Oakland, California

“Integrating Parenting, Disability and Advocacy.” Southern Connecticut Annual Women’s Studies Conference, Keynote Address, October 1998, New Haven, Connecticut

“Sexuality and Identity.” Changing Borders: Women with Disabilities Learning from Each Other, May 1998, Oakland, California

“Parents with Disabilities: Challenges for I & R,” California Child Care Resource and Referral Network Conference, October 1997, Asilomar, California

“Sexuality issues for women with disabilities.” International Forum on Women with Disabilities.  June 1997. Bethesda, MD.

“Accessing services needed by women with disabilities.”  United Nations Fourth International Conference on Women, September 1995, Beijing, China.

“Developing organizations for disabled women.”  United Nations Fourth International Conference on Women, September 1995, Beijing, China.

“Leadership development for women with disabilities.”  Women’s rights: deaf and disabled women in California conference.  1993, Los Angeles

“Reproductive and health issues for women with disabilities.”  Keynote speech.  Sexuality and disability conference.  November 5,1993, Honolulu.

“Implications of the ADA for health care providers and facilities.”  Sexuality and disability conference.  Honolulu. (1993)

“Barriers to the integration of disabled women in the U.S. women’s movement.” Society for Disability Studies, Annual meeting, June 22-25, 1993, Seattle.

“Building Bridges Between Disabled and Nondisabled Women”.  Fifth

International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women, San José, Costa Rica.  (1993)

“Disabled Women in Multicultural Contexts”.  Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA (1993)

“Communication Mediums for Disabled Women”,  Exploring Disability Culture conference,  sponsored by Communications and Disability Technology, Berkeley, CA. (1992)

“Americans with Disabilities Act: Training the Trainers.” A six day training of 100 trainers on the ADA. Denver. (1992)

“A cross-cultural perspective on disabled women”.  Sonoma State University, California. (1992)

“Implications of the ADA for Students with Disabilities.” Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA (1992)

“Analysis of the ADA for Large-sized Women.” Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA (1992)

“Childhood development and disability”. Sonoma State University, California. (1991)

“Issues in Independent Living Centers”  Preparing for the 21st Century conference.  Oakland, CA. (1991)

“Bringing Disabled Women into the 21st Century: Critical Issues” Preparing for the 21st Century conference.  Oakland, CA. (1991)

“How to be Sexy and Safe” Preparing for the 21st Century conference. Oakland, CA. (1991)

“Sexuality and Disability,” San Francisco State University. (1991)

“Women and Disability,” San Francisco State University. (1991)

“Media Images of Disabled Women,” University of California, San Francisco. 1989)

“Disabled Women: Isms and Phobias”.  National Conference on Women and the Law, Oakland, CA. (1989)

“Disabled Women and Title VII”. National Conference on Women and the Law, Oakland, CA. (1989)

“Issues of Women and Disability in the Foundation World,” National Network of Women’s Funds, Toronto. (1989)

“Leadership Development and Disability,”  Black Deaf Advocates, Bay Area, CA. (1988

“Dealing with Disability in the Family,” Disability Family Camp, City of Berkeley, Tuolame site. (1988)

 

ART SHOWS

ART exhibit: Dis/Play, March/April 2015, SOMArts, San Francisco: http://www.somarts.org/display/

EMPLOYMENT

CO-FOUNDER  Policy Research on Women and Disability (PROWD) (2005-2012), Leadership and networking among women with disabilities in the U.S.

DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER  Disabled Women’s Alliance, Berkeley, CA    (1989-2005), Disabled Women on the Web (www.disabledwomen.net).  Provide reference and resource materials to women throughout the world.

PROJECT COORDINATOR  Project EDGE (Education for Disability and Gender Equity) (2000-2001), Designed and implemented an innovative approach to infusing high school curriculum with gender and disability equity material embedded in required high school curriculum modules.

TRAINER, 504 Community Education Project 1979-1982, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc., Berkeley, California, Conducted three day trainings for 3,200 disabled and parent activists throughout the U.S.

 

EDUCATION and TRAINING

Disability and Counseling Graduate Degree Program. Antioch College West, San Francisco, CA. (1976-78)

B.S. in Special Education K-12. (1973) Fitchburg State College, MA.

Editing Video for the Web, Above the Line Program, Bay Area Video Coalition (1999)

Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act: Training the Trainers (Phase 2).  Six day advanced intensive training by the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund  and U.S. Government (EEOC & Dept. of Justice). (1993)

Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act: Training the Trainers (Phase 1).  Six day intensive training by the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund and U.S. Government (EEOC & Dept. of Justice). (1992)

AXIS: A dis/abled dance troupe.  Co-founder and principal dancer. (1988-89)

Computer Training Program.  CIL/CTP, Berkeley, CA. (1984)

 

LANGUAGES:   Signed English, American Sign Language.

SPORTS: Power Soccer: Kryptonite Pride, founder, athlete and Coach (2012 – present); San Jose Steamrollers, athlete and Coach (2009-2011);  BORP Bay Cruisers, athlete (2001-2007); Team USA National Team, athlete (2006-2007). Basketball: BORP Meteorites, athlete (1985-1993).