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Support for Parents with a disability

General resources available for parents with a disability.

Database of Services: Relevant keyword(s) may include: In-Home Assistance Programs, Respite Care Services, or Support Groups.

Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (CROWD)

CROWD promotes, develops, and disseminates information to improve the health and expand the life choices of women with disabilities. They conduct research and provide information on topics including sexuality and reproductive health, self-esteem, stress and depression management, violence, and access to healthcare.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Resources for Supporting Families Dealing with Parental Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness created a resource list with books for different age groups and professionals, movies, and websites addressing parents with mental illness.

Parents with Disabilities Online

Parents with Disabilities hosts the Parent Empowerment Network, an email community of parents with disabilities. The website also provides information on resources such as books, articles, and adapted equipment for parents with disabilities.

The Association for Successful Parenting

TASP is dedicated to enhancing the well-being of at-risk parents with learning difficulties and their children. TASP hosts events such as conferences and webinars, and provides resources on their website.

The Center for Rights of Parents with Disabilities

The Center is dedicated to combating discrimination that affects parenting for parents with disabilities. Help is offered through legal representation, technical assistance, and information and referral.

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass is a nationally recognized center that has pioneered research, training, and services for families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issues. The website has links to information for parents with many different disabilities, including deaf, blind, physical and intellectual. There are also links to retailers who sell adapted equipment for parents with disabilities

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Other Links and Resources

  • NPR: Talk of the Nation - Parents With Disabilities And Family Law
    Aired On: 11/2012 - A report from the National Council on Disability finds that parents with physical or mental disabilities have a greater risk of losing custody of their children. The study says that the U.S. legal system needs to provide more support for these parents. Guest include: Ella Callow, legal program director, National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families; Robyn Powell, attorney advisor, National Council on Disability; Linda Spears, vice president of policy and public affairs, Child Welfare League of America

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