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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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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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Equipment and techniques
In the article Back to basics, as featured in Disability, Pregnancy & Parenthood international, Issue 37, January 2002, five disabled mothers with back conditions talked about their parenting experiences. Most of them had visited either The Back...
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Yvonne Cobb, from Gloucestershire, UK, talks about her experiences as a deaf mother of hearing children, discussing how they inspired her to set up her own business teaching baby sign language. Website: www.signbond.co.uk.
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Tanni Grey Thompson, Britain’s best-known and most successful Paralympic athlete, reflects on life as a disabled parent, and challenges society's attitudes to disability and parenthood.
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Good practice
"Gail McCulloch, a senior care manager from Surrey, UK, has been praised for helping a family overcome their problems by using self-directed support. Natalie Valios from Community Care reports."
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In DPPi issues 24 and 26, Penny Roberts from West Yorkshire, UK, described the incredible battle that she had to go through in order to retain custody of her unborn child and to obtain funding for care for both of them at home. Now, Penny looks back...
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Sharon Platts, a visually impaired mother from Carshalton, talks to DPPI Information Officer, Shanta Everington, about her experience of service providers, how she would have valued peer support, and how the right attitude can make all the difference...
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Sue Searle, a disabled mother from Stevenage, UK, describes how she developed vocal cues with her three children, and the potential these have for parents with limited mobility, strength or energy.
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