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ERIC Number: EJ968423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
A Chance to Parent
Yuan, Susan; Brillhart, Lindsay; Lightfoot, Elizabeth
Exceptional Parent, v42 n2 p39-41 Feb 2012
While parents with disabilities may face big challenges, with appropriate supports, many can be great parents. Just like other parents, they do not have to be responsible for every part of childrearing all by themselves. All parents rely on supports to help raise their children, such as day care, carpools, schools, babysitting co-ops, or advice from other parents. Those with disabilities might need some additional supports such as an adaptive crib or the use of a mobile device to help remember tasks, or personal supports designed to assist them, such as in-home parenting training, respite care, budgeting assistance, or homework assistance. It can be a relief for parents with disabilities to realize that, just like other parents, they do not have to be responsible for every part of childrearing all by themselves. Lindsay Brillhart and her partner Phil, have the supports now that they need for their family. Drawing on her own experiences as a mother with a disability, Lindsay serves on the board of a new international organization, The Association for Successful Parenting: Enhancing the Lives of Families when Parents Have Learning Difficulties (TASP). Many other states have "pockets of excellence" in support for parents with disabilities, often nurtured by their University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs), members of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Network.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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