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Parents With Disabilities

The Impact Of Disability On Parenting

People with disabilities face significant barriers to creating and maintaining families. These obstacles—created by the child welfare system, the family law system, adoption agencies, assisted reproductive technology providers, and society as a wh...

Issues And Tips For Parents With Disability

1 in 5 Australians has a disability of some form. For those who are parents, people’s attitudes can often be a bigger stumbling block to their parenting than their disability. Research shows many parents with disabilities—mums particularly—feel so...

These Moms With Disabilities Live In Fear Of Losing Their Kids

Nicole Reid has been battling postpartum anxiety since the birth of her daughter five years ago. The symptoms include panic attacks, heart palpitations, worrying thoughts and insomnia. Her treatment plan includes medication and regular visits to a...

Parents With Learning Disabilities

There are millions of mothers and fathers with disabilities throughout the world -- whether they have become parents through birth, adoption or marriage. This article expounds the difficulties parents with learning disabilities are likely to have.

Protecting The Rights Of Parents With Disabilities

America Psychological Association co-hosted a congressional briefing to draw attention to the significant barriers faced by parents with disabilities. Erin Andrews, PsyD, who co-chairs APA's Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology, also offer...

Resources For People With Disabilities

People with disabilities can foster or adopt. We know that people with disabilities can parent: 6.2 percent of all parents with children under the age of 18 have some sort of disability. We also know that many parents with disabilities feel discri...

Parents With Disabilities Want Support, Not Stigma

False belief exists that people with disabilities can't parent. Child welfare workers too often jump to conclusions that parents with physical disabilities can't adequately care for their children, the head of a national advocacy group for people ...

Parental Rights Of Parents With Mental Disabilities

Historically, individuals with mental disabilities have faced enormous societal biases concerning their fitness to serve as parents. For many years, the chief governmental response to the issues and challenges of parenting with a mental disability...

10 Amazing Products For Parents With Disabilities

The joy of parenting goes deep, but when you have a disability you have a lot more to think about in order to be the best parent possible. If you're a parent with a disability who wants to make sure they have all the best products at their disposa...

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Stories About Parent With Intellectual Disability

In this Youtube video, three families where one or both parents have intellectual disability share what parenthood and family life means for them. Note - The cases studies are based on actual cases; while the families involved have given consent f...

The Story Of Nick Vujicic

Melbourne-born Nick Vujicic has a rare condition called tetra-amelia syndrome. After a suicide attempt at the age of ten, Nick turned his disability into a motivation to spread the Christian gospel to all corners of the world. He met his wife in 2...

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Parents With Disabilities

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Some parents are different, but not incapable. This is an attempt to understand the world of parents with disabilities and their challenges.