DPPI Publications

You can find information about all our current publications below. If you are looking for information on Deaf or disabled parenting not covered by these, or you have another related question, please contact our helpline by phone or email. For further information about DPPI publications, including formats, copyright, and how to order, read our page about DPPI publications

Free publications for disabled people

Publications can be ordered from this page for a small charge. If you are a Deaf or disabled parent (or parent-to-be) living in the UK, looking for information for your personal use, you are entitled to receive any of our publications free of charge. Please do not use the PayPal ordering system, but instead contact our helpline (by phone or email) with details of your request.

Phone: 0800 018 4730

email: info@dppi.org.uk

Reports

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Maternity information gap for physically disabled parents

Report on a UK study on physically disabled parents' experiences of maternity services. Reveals that physically disabled people embarking on parenthood face a number of challenges in getting appropriate information and support, including negative attitudes from some health professionals, a lack of knowledge and information available for both parents and professionals, as well as poor communication between disabled parents and professionals.

9 pages, June 2009, Order code: REP1

Formats available: Print, Large Print 18pt, Large Print 26pt, PDF

Price: £2 plus postage (PDF free)

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Good practice guides

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Working with deaf parents: a guide for midwives and other health professionals

A guide to help health professionals from a range of settings work effectively with new deaf mothers and their partners. This guide gives health care professionals an idea of how to ensure services are accessible to deaf parents. Additional information of specific relevance to midwives is also provided throughout this guide.

25 pages, 2007, Order code: G1

Formats available: Print, Large Print 18pt, Large Print 26pt, PDF

Price: £6 plus postage (PDF £5)

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Information for schools working with deaf parents & parents-to-be

Provides information to help teachers and support staff in education to work effectively with deaf parents and their children. From deaf awareness and the Disability Discrimination Act through to home-school communication and parents' evenings, this publication offers guidance on how to ensure education services are accessible to deaf parents.

21 pages. Published: 2007. Order code: G3

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Supporting children at school: a guide for visually impaired parents and education professionals

Provides parents and professionals with a wealth of information and suggestions to help parents support their children at school, and includes a checklist of questions for professionals to address in order to enable this group of parents to support their children’s education. This is one of a series of guides which aim to provide information on how to overcome barriers to parents’ involvement in their children’s education. Other titles in the series are:

  • Choosing and applying for schools (T6)
  • Education resources and contacts (T7)

31 pages. Published: 2007. Order code: G4

Formats available: Audio CD, Braille, Daisy CD, Print, Large Print 18pt, Large Print 26pt, PDF

Price: £6 plus postage (PDF £5).

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Practical guides

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Bathing your child: a practical guide for physically disabled parents

offers tips, strategies and ideas for bathing babies and young children. It also gives details of useful equipment, organisations and resources. This guide is aimed at both disabled mothers and fathers. It may also be helpful to health or social care professionals supporting disabled parents.

48 pages. Published: 2013. Order code: P1

Formats available: Print, Large Print 18pt, PDF

Price: £6 plus postage (PDF £5)

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Choosing and using cots and beds: a practical guide for physically disabled parents

Discusses the range of options available and points to consider when choosing a cot or bed for your baby or child, as well as ideas on adapting a cot to meet your accessibility needs. The guide also offers details of useful equipment, organisations and resources.

51 pages. Published: 2013. Order code: P2

Formats available: Print, Large Print 18pt, PDF

Price: £6 plus postage (PDF £5)

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Nappy changing and dressing: a practical guide for physically disabled parents

Offers physically disabled parents a range of practical tips, strategies and ideas to help with the task of changing and dressing babies and young children. The guide also gives examples of useful equipment, organisations and resources where they have particular features of interest. This guide is aimed at both disabled mothers and fathers. It may also be helpful to health or social care professionals supporting disabled parents.

39 pages. Published: 2013. Order code: P3

Formats available: Print, Large Print 18pt, PDF

Price: £6 plus postage (PDF £5)

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Carrying a baby or child on a wheelchair: a practical guide for disabled parents

Discusses parents’ solutions, strategies and ideas for carrying babies and young children on wheelchairs and scooters, including possible adaptations, alongside a list of important safety considerations. It also gives details of useful organisations and websites for further advice. This guide is aimed at both disabled mothers and fathers. It may also be helpful to health or social care professionals supporting disabled parents.

27 pages. Published: 2013. Order code: P4

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Reference guides

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Disabled parenting: a list of references

Contains details of various reading and reference materials on the subject of disabled parenting, including books, reports, journal articles, legislation and government guidance. These may provide useful background reading for disabled parents, the professionals supporting them such as advocates, solicitors, barristers and health and social care workers, as well as students, and anyone who wishes to read or learn about disabled parenting.

28 pages. Published: 2011. Order code: R1

Formats available: Audio CD, Braille, Print, Large Print 18pt, PDF

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Topic guides

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DVD: Guide to pregnancy and childbirth for deaf parents

This innovative DVD for deaf parents and parents-to-be is presented in British Sign Language with sub-titles and voice-over, and with supplementary leaflets. Commissioned by DPPI, these resources have been produced by deaf production company, Remark! The development of these resources was deaf-led and parent-led with the input of a wide range of health professionals. It is envisaged that they will be used by deaf parents and professionals working with them.

1 hour. Released March 2006. Order code: DVD1

Formats available: DVD, P (supplementary leaflets only).

Price: £15 plus postage

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Planning, pregnancy and birth: a guide for visually impaired parents and professionals

Offers a wealth of information and tips for the planning and antenatal stages through to the birth of the baby.

54 pages. Published: 2006. Order code: H1

Formats available: Audio CD, Braille, Daisy CD, Print, Large Print 18pt, Large Print 26pt, PDF

Price: £6 plus postage (PDF £5).

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From birth onwards: a guide for visually impaired parents and professionals

Offers information and tips for the postnatal stages, becoming a parent and caring for a new baby.

52 pages. Published: 2006. Order code: H2

Formats available: Audio CD, Braille, Daisy CD, Print, Large Print 18pt, Large Print 26pt, PDF

Price: £6 plus postage (PDF £5).

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Useful resources for parenthood: a guide for visually impaired parents and professionals

Offers a wealth of information on organisations, resources and equipment which may be helpful when becoming a parent and throughout parenthood.

45 pages. Published: 2006. Order code: H3

Formats available: Audio CD, Braille, Daisy CD, Print, Large Print 18pt, Large Print 26pt, PDF

Price: £6 plus postage (PDF £5).

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Deaf families

Currently being revised. Copies of the old version may be available. Please contact DPPI.

17 pages. Published: 2004. Order code: T2

Formats available: Print, Large Print 18pt, PDF

Price: £6 plus postage (PDF £5).

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Choosing and applying for schools: a guide for visually impaired parents

Provides parents with information and suggestions to help them understand the processes involved and the choices that they will have to make in finding a school place for their child. It is one of a series of guides providing information on how to overcome barriers to parents’ involvement in their children’s education. Other titles in the series are:

  • Supporting children at school (G4)
  • Education resources and contacts (T7)

22 pages. Published: 2007. Order code: T6

Formats available: Audio CD, Braille, Daisy CD, Print, Large Print 18pt, Large Print 26pt, PDF

Price: £6 plus postage (PDF £5).

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Education resources and contacts: a guide for visually impaired parents and education professionals

Provides information on resources and organisations relevant to visually impaired parents supporting their children at school, and also for education professionals working with them. It is one of a series of guides providing information on how to overcome barriers to parents’ involvement in their children’s education. Other titles in the series are:

  • Supporting children at school (G4)
  • Choosing and applying for schools (T6)

24 pages. Published: 2007. Order code: T7

Formats available: Audio CD, Braille, Daisy CD, Print, Large Print 18pt, Large Print 26pt, PDF

Price: £6 plus postage (PDF £5).

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One-handed parenting: a practical guide for new parents

Contains information on various aspects of baby care for one-handed parents, including lifting and carrying, nappy changing, feeding, going out and about, bathing and bedtime. For each task area, the guide suggests things to consider and also offers practical tips and equipment ideas. The guide is aimed at parents who need to carry out tasks with one hand, and may also be useful for health professionals supporting one-handed parents. (April 2009).

48 pages. Published: 2009. Order code: T8

Formats available: Print, Large Print 18pt, Large Print 26pt, PDF

Price: £6 plus postage (PDF £5).

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Pregnancy, birth and early parenthood: a guide for physically disabled parents

Offers practical information and guidance on all stages of having a baby, from pre-pregnancy planning, antenatal care and birth options, to preparing for and adjusting to new parenthood. At each stage the guide suggests points to consider and offers practical tips and equipment ideas, as well as providing information on rights. The guide is aimed at physically disabled parents and parents-to-be, as well as the health and social care professionals who support them.

134 pages. Published: 2010. Order code:T9

Formats available: Audio CD, Print, Large Print 18pt, PDF

Price: £15 plus postage.

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Collated articles

These articles are drawn from past issues of Disability, Pregnancy & Parenthood international: a journal for parents and professionals

C1 – Parenting with arthritis

Price: £6 plus postage. Formats available: Print

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C2 – Deaf families

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C3 – Parenting with a learning difficulty

Price: £10 plus postage. Formats available: Print

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C4 – Parenting with a visual impairment

158 pages. Published 2011.

Price: £10 plus postage (PDF £8)

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C5 – Parenting with a back condition

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C6 – Spinal injury and parenting

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C7 – Good practice for midwives

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C9 – Parenting and cerebral palsy

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C10 – One-handed parenting

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C11 – Fatherhood and disability

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C12– Parenting and MS

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C13– Parenting and spina bifida

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C14– Parenting and epilepsy

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C15– Parenting with mental health issues

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Other publications

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Disabled parents' self-assessment toolkit

This is a toolkit to help disabled parents think about what support they may need prior to a health and social care needs assessment. Based on a resource developed by the Disabled Parents’ Advisory Group, Cheshire Disabilities Federation.

8 pages. Published: 2013. Order code: TLK

Formats available: Audio tape, Braille, Print, Large Print 18pt, PDF

Price: free plus postage (PDF free).

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‘They said what?’ Myths about disabled parents and community care legislation

This guide by Jenny Morris is made up of a series of questions and answers which identify and explain common misconceptions about assistance and equipment available to disabled parents to help them to look after their children. It gives information about what disabled people are entitled to, lists relevant legislation and government guidance, and provides details of organisations that can provide advice and information.

18 pages. Published: 2004. ISBN 1 85935 195 6 Order code: TSW

Formats available: Audio, Braille, Large Print, Print, PDF

Price: free, plus postage (PDF free).

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Deaf parents: gaps in services

This video shows Deaf parents sharing their experiences of maternity services in the UK. A mum to be, new mother and Deaf couple talk about the barriers they have encountered and what they feel should have been made available to them. The video describes human rights legislation that affects Deaf parents and includes a directory of useful organisations. It can be used as an awareness-raising tool for health professionals.

16 minutes. Published: 2004. Order code: GV1

Formats available: VHS video

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Publications from Disabled Parents Network

Disabled Parents Network (DPN) publish a series of guides covering issues about getting help from health and social care services. There are four titles:

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Getting the help you need: a guide to social care assessment

This guide is available free to disabled parents and can be ordered from disabledparentsnetwork.org.uk.

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Personal budgets and support plans: making sure you get what you are entitled to

This guide is available free to disabled parents and can be ordered from disabledparentsnetwork.org.uk.

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Express yourself: advocacy, legal help and making a complaint

This guide is available free to disabled parents and can be ordered from disabledparentsnetwork.org.uk.

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New parents: practical tips for before and after the birth of your child

This guide is available free to disabled parents and can be ordered from disabledparentsnetwork.org.uk.