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Things were going so well. I was fighting to be back in my son's life. Having weekly supervised contact with him. I have severe mental illness. It doesn't affect my judgement but it makes social interaction painfully stressful, and it's painfully...
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Zoe Robertson of Deaf Association of Northern Ireland (DANI) describes the research behind Signing family. DANI is a regional body of the British Deaf Association (BDA) – the largest national charity run by Deaf British Sign Language (BSL) user...
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The following article is taken from a paper written by Paula Edmonson and Evelyn Scnelder of the Circles Network, Bristol, England, for the European Commission ‘Achievin inclusion through networks of support’, Preparatory actions to preve...
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Following a successful pilot project, when 14 parents made history and became the first in the UK to take part in a course specifically designed for deaf parents, the Deaf Parenting Skills Course has run successfully for a second time.
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Sue Cowan, of Sunderland, UK, writes about her use of audio-tapes to preserve her family memories by recording events and developments.
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I am a National Childbirth Trust (NCT) Postnatal Leader. I have been trained to run Early Days courses or drop-ins for new parents, usually mothers but also fathers too.
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In response to many requests for children’s books featuring characters who are disabled, the UK Spinal Injuries Association in association with Tamarind Books has just published two illustrated story books. Both are available from Spinal Injuri...
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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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Molly Quaife has been deaf since the age of three. She was born in 1915 and was married for nearly 60 years to Charlie, who was also profoundly deaf. Molly is the grandmother of DPPi information officer, Becki Josiah. Molly and her eldest child Valer...
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I live in Minnesota a sate of the usa. I've been reading a lot about how parents who arr disabled are getting their children taken away because of a disability. I'm currently pregnant and have schizophrenia. I have two questions. My first question is...
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Virginia Kanka (Ginny) from South London, UK, talks to Helen Chown about her experience of deaf motherhood.
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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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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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