The Internet’s One-Stop Resource for Parents with Disabilities
For too long, people with disabilities had been told that having families of our own was not an option. The truth is, though, that we have always been parents, and as our society evolves, more and more of us will have access to that opportunity. If you are a parent with a disability, a person with a disability who is planning to become a parent, or a nondisabled partner of a disabled parent, this page is for you. We hope that this page is a good place to start on your own journey toward independent parenting
A community service of Project STAR – The Children’s Institute
The Parents with Disabilities project is supported through grants from the Federation of Independent School Alumnae (FISA) and Push America. Creating opportunities and equal access for parents with disabilities through understanding, education and collaboration. Parents with disabilities Program… community resource.
For people with disabilities who are thinking about becoming pregnant or adopting
For parents with disabilities with children of all ages—confronting issues in health care, schools, recreation and worship.
For professionals—to ensure that your services are welcoming, respectful and responsive to parents with disabilities.
Making Our Way: Parenting with disabilities.
Determination and help from friends make it work. To her 8- and 5-year-old daughters, it’s not such a big deal that Anne McIntyre Nalepa uses a cane to keep pace when she walks them to school. Or that she often crawled while chasing them around their Millvale home when they were small.
The Looking Glass
TLG provides direct services, information and referral to a diverse group of families of adults with disabilities including those with physical and visual disabilities, deafness and parents developmental disabilities. Direct services are available primarily to parents residing in the San Francisco Bay Area. TLG also consults with parents and professionals nationally and internationally.
Disabled Parents Net
List of other web sites for parents with disabilities, or general disability web sites that have information or resources for parents.
Parenting With a Disability
About one-third of parents with disabilities have experienced some form of discrimination, according to a recent survey conducted by Berkeley Planning Associates of 1175 respondents. But there are organizations and groups that can help defend parents? rights and quell attitudes grounded in misunderstanding.
Parent’s Place Message Board Finally, a board where parents who have the disability can meet others and share ideas and experiences. This bulletin board is open for topics about how disabled parents manage at home or at work; we hope you will use this board to share tips, encouragement, and support.
Welcome to the Resource Center for Parents Who Have Disabilities!
This page contains a listing of all of the resources relating to parenting with a disability that can be found at the ABLEDATA website. We have yet to find a lot of information on this topic but we’ll keep looking.
Useful Internet Links for Parents with Disabilities:
Lists many Resources for those with disabilities and for parenting a child with disability.