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DisAbility And Parenting


Should DisAbled people be parents? How are DisAbled parents treated? How do the children of DisAled parents feel? This is a subject well worth discussing. So all posts on it are listed below.

DisAbility And Parenting

How Social Services Treat DisAbled Parents

Are They Blind To The Meaning Of Parenthood?

Learning Disabled Parents Losing Children To Adoption

Motherhood Conquers All

Why People With Learning DisAbilities Shouldn’t Have Children

Kerry Robertson’s Baby Taken Into Care in Ireland

Britain’s Smallest Mother On Life With Son Aidan, 1, Who Is Taller Than Her

Woman Whose Face Was Shot Off To Get New Magnetic Prosthetic

Mrs A

Mrs A’s Mother Speaks Out

DisAbility And Pregnancy

Kerry Robertson Gets Her Baby Back

Married Couple With Learning DisAbilities Criticise Social Services

A Mother With Dwarfism

Kerry McDougall Has Second Baby Boy

We Won’t Drop The Baby

What Is It Like Being A Disabled Dad?

The Guardian Previews We Won’t Drop The Baby

A Review Of We Won’t Drop The Baby

‘I Didn’t Want Them To Take Away My Baby’

A Special Kind Of Mum

Fresh Fears For McDougall Family

Social Services Enforce Birth And Take Child Into Care

‘My Right To Be A Mum’

Disability And Surrogate Motherhood

Lesley

Kerry and Mark McDougall Have Sons Removed

Being A Blind Dad

 

22 Comments leave one →
  1. August 5, 2009 8:35 pm

    Hi

    Please sign my petition to the Prime Minister to support disabled parents.

    http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Disabled-Parents/

    The petition reads:

    We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to legislate to
    meet the financial and social care needs and rights of disabled
    parents

    The needs and rights of disabled parents are currently
    unrecognised by legislation, social care practice and benefit
    provision. The additional costs of raising children as a
    disabled parent is not accounted for with Disability Living
    Allowance or Child Tax Credits. Although the government
    suggests that disabled parents are supported by adult social
    services this is rarely the case in practice with little form
    of redress. Children’s centres regularly make specialist
    provision for disabled children and yet there is no provision
    or respite available for disabled parents.

    The government needs to create robust guidelines and
    legislation that supports disabled parents on a financial and
    social care basis. The children of disabled parents can no
    longer be expected to live in poverty and isolation in this
    hidden family underclass.

    Thank you for your support. We need 500 signitures to get the petition to
    be passed to Gordan Brown so please pass this email on to your friends /
    collegues.

    Isabella Devani

  2. July 29, 2011 12:48 pm

    I have seen some families with disabled parents, but the issue is that the parents can not do work or can not do jobs as a normal person because of disability. Because of this issue they can not take care of their children as normal parents do. I do agree. Govt. of US should take serious action about this issue as some welfare organizations are doing but the work should do by the Govt.

    • *Stargazer permalink
      September 18, 2011 11:05 pm

      It’s not the “fact” that disabled parents can’t work & take care of their kids.
      It’s the FACT that they are not adequately supported in order to do so.
      In the UK, the large majority of disabled parents – with effectual and continued support of the state (not commenced after an arduous battle to get it, then snatched away just when it’s starting to help!) – COULD train for and do some kind of regular tax-paying work.

      These enabled parents are in my opinion the best role models for ALL children – who will learn two-fold; the fact you’re disabled doesn’t mean you’re lazy and useless in the eyes of the general public – and if you can be humble yet strong enough to ask for help, lest it be given, that almost anything is possible!
      God alone only knows when we’ll find that happy utopia – a then where we’re ALL first-class and capable citizens – what a wonderful world it COULD be?!

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