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Katina Wright, a mother with multiple sclerosis from Cornwall, UK, discusses her experience of parental guilt and the importance of celebrating and utilising the ‘can dos’.
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Hi, I'm Abi and I'm 26 years old. I have cerebral palsy which affects my mobility and balance. This is the story of my life as a young disabled parent with 2 children (one of whom is also secretly disabled. So, I became a mum at the age of 19 afte...
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Louise Jensen, a mother of three from Northamptonshire, UK, who has experienced chronic pelvic girdle pain (PGP) for five years, talks about adjusting to life with a disability and how a change of attitude has helped her to live life to the full.
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I am a single parent with little to no support with raising my child. I'm currently going through the process of getting my osgood schlatters disease fixed (fingers crossed) but this may require me to have invasive surgery on both knees. Which will...
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Steve Westrop, from Essex, UK, describes his experiences working with his child's school to make it more accessible for him as a disabled parent.
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⭐️DISABLED PARENTS - I HAVE A PLEA FOR HELP OF ANY FORM TO; •FIND A LAWYER THAT SPECIALISES IN HUMAN RIGHTS AND PUBLIC LAW I am a disabled single parent, been in receipt of Direct Payments since 2011. My circumstances have become so dire and...
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Isabella Devani, a wheelchair user from Kent, UK, discusses her experience of her son’s first sports day at school.
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I am severely disabled and terminally ill single parent. Child not involved with Father either. Long story but after finally complaining to Adult Social Services that my needs are firstly going to be to prioritise my 10 yr old child’s care, which is...
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Sue Searle, a disabled mother from Stevenage, UK, discusses her work as a school governor at her children's school, why it is important, and the need for positive disabled role models.
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Jo Bloomfield, a mother with MS, from Bedford, UK talks to Shanta Everington about some of the challenges of parenting with MS and about her experiences of accessing her sons’ school as a disabled parent.
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Louise Medus, a Thalidomide-impaired mother from Kent, UK, talks to Shanta Everington about her experiences of parenting her two children – Emma and Jack, now aged 21 and 17. Since remarrying, Louise also has two adult stepchildren. Her book No...
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Lorraine Smith, a disabled parent from the UK, talks about the challenges she is facing in getting appropriate provision for transport to school for her children.
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Hi I’m a single mum to a baby boy who just turned 1. I have Multiple Sclerosis and am unable to return back to work due to a worsening in my condition after the birth of my son. I would like to put my son in nursery 1-2 days a week so I can can work...
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I'm feeling so much stress from working and looking after my children. I have spina bifida and I'm an amputee, my mood is so low! I really really don't want social service involved or my home adapted because I want my kids to have a *normal* upbringi...
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