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Researchers Wendy Booth and Tim Booth of the Department of Sociological Studies University of Sheffield and David McConnell of the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney write about findings from a study of child protection cases involving...
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Parenting without sight – what attorneys and social workers should know about blindness, published by Blind Parents Interest Group, National Federation of the Blind, US, 2010, is reviewed by Chris McMillan, a partially sighted mother, from Berk...
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Anne-Marie Hawkins, Parent Advocate in Bridgend, Wales, UK, discusses how advocacy empowers parents with learning disabilities. To find out more, please visit p2pcitizenadvocacy.co.uk or telephone 01443 824145.
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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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Andrea Hopkins, from the charity Family Rights Group, England and Wales, UK, talks about working with disabled parents whose children are involved with social services.
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Reiz Evans, from UK charity Advocacy Partners Speaking Up, discusses how the service provides a voice to parents with learning disabilities and mental health needs, to offer them equal rights and opportunities.
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Chris Dillon, from Voice4Kent, explains how the Kent Parenting Action Group, a group of parents with learning difficulties, based in Maidstone, Kent, UK, is trying to change services to benefit themselves and others. This is followed by comment from...
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In DPPI journal, issue 53/54, we featured the Mothers in Mind campaign, launched by Epilepsy In DPPI journal, issue 53/54, we featured the Mothers in Mind campaign, launched by Epilepsy Action, UK, in 2006. Here, Nicole Crosby-McK...
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Publication
Report on a UK study on physically disabled parents' experiences of maternity services. Reveals that physically disabled people embarking on parenthood face a number of challenges in getting appropriate information and support, including negative...
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Personal experience
Chris and Sonya Grande, who live in Worcestershire, UK, offer a dual account of how they fought for Chris's rights as a disabled father, after he moved from Boston, USA, to the UK to be with Sonya and her four sons.
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