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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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As a visually impaired parent, getting the children to school was a particular consideration when choosing a school. But once the logistics were worked out, possibly unlike many parents, I felt the problem was solved. Parents have a legal obligati...
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Mohammed Rashid is a visually impaired father of three sighted children aged 10, 5 and 3. Here he talks to Disability, Pregnancy and Parenthood Information Officer, Gill Lea-Wilson, about being a father and role model to his growing children.
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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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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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Lisa Goldstein has a digital hearing aid, a cochlear implant, and plenty of deaf-friendly communication equipment. She spends her days juggling life as a freelance journalist, wife, and mother of two in Pittsburgh, USA.
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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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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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⭐️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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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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What’s it like to have a deaf mother? William Kanka, aged fourteen, tells all.
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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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