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A new video, Deaf Parents Gaps in Services, was launched on May 15th 2002. It was made by Sabina Chowdry and funded by SCOPE give it a go Millennium Awards. Sabina is a deaf people’s advocate who has done research into the experience of deaf pa...
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This article by Barbara Kolucki appeared in the online magazine Disability World, issue number 26, December 2004 (www.disabilityworld.org). She describes a UNICEF project, which resulted in the publication of the children’s book My Wonderful Mu...
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DPPI launched its new DVD – A guide to pregnancy and childbirth for deaf parents – at King’s College London School of Medicine on 7 March.
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Chris Edwards, a disabled father from Thornbury, Gloucestershire, UK, tested the wheelchair baby carrier for the Bath Institute of Medical Engineering. Chris talked about his experiences of using the baby carrier to Shanta Everington, Commissioning E...
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Disabled mother Sue Searle, from Stevenage, UK, visited the Baby Show to check out new products which may be useful for disabled parents. She reports on her findings here. Jo Allen, from Islington, London, tested one of these new products – the...
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Gill Lea-Wilson, DPPI Information Officer, reports on the launch event for My pregnancy, my choice, the new easy-read guide to being pregnant and giving birth published by CHANGE, a leading UK national equal rights organisation led by and for people...
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Isabella Devani, a disabled parent from Kent, UK, reviews The social context of birth second edition, edited by Caroline Squire. 2009, Oxon, Radcliffe. ISBN 978 1846192 531. Price: £29.99.
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Kate Hodson, from The Stroke Association, a charity supporting and providing a voice for stroke survivors and their families across the UK, reviews DPPI’s One-handed parenting: a practical guide for new parents. The guide is available from DPPI...
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Gerda Loosemore-Reppen, independent consultant from Kent, UK, reviews Supporting disabled parents – a family or a fragmented approach published by the Commission for Social Care Inspection. 2009, London. Available free from the Care Quality Com...
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Supporting parents with learning disabilities and difficulties: stories of positive practice published by the Norah Fry Research Centre is reviewed by Zoe, Helen, Steve and Gill from the Voice4Kent Parenting Action Group and by Nicky Genders, Princip...
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Brian Booth, Shaun Webster, Durbali Roy, John Tattersall and Agnes Briggs, parents with learning disabilities from CHANGE, a leading UK national equal rights organisation led by and for people with learning disabilities, review the DVD Right to choos...
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Louise Jensen, a mother who has experienced chronic pelvic girdle pain (PGP) for five years, reviews About PGP: an in-depth booklet about PGP, how to manage it and tips for day-to-day life, produced by Pelvic Partnership. Available from www.pelvicpar...
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Joanne Grenfell, Education Adviser at Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (ASBAH), UK, reviews Access all schools, a report on better ways for schools and disabled parents to work together to help children learn, published by Norfolk Disab...
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Rosemary Fincham, a mother of two who has diabetes, from Eastbourne, UK, reviews the DVD Women with diabetes – things you need to know (but maybe don’t). Produced by researchers at Queen's University Belfast, and funded by Diabetes UK...
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