13 results for author: Denise Mock

Heroux seeks custody rights for disabled parents

ATTLEBORO — State Rep. Paul Heroux contends disabled parents are sometimes discriminated against when it comes to child custody rights and he wants to do something about it. He said sometimes the judges consciously or even subconsciously assume disabled parents cannot care adequately for children by themselves. Heroux, D-Attleboro, has filed a bill that prohibits disabilities from being used as a “negative factor” in determining awarding custody and visitation rights. In cases where custody is denied, the bill would require judges to give a written reasons of how custody would have harmed the children. The bill was a subject of ...

Judge says state needs to do more to help parents with disabilities in child welfare cases

By JENNIFER GUERRA • MAY 10, 2017 The Michigan Supreme Court this week handed a big win to parents with disabilities in child welfare cases. If the state removes a child from her home and puts her in foster care, generally the goal is to reunite the child and parent as soon as possible. The parent is given services and a plan with specific goals they have to meet before reunification, and if those goals aren't met, their parental rights can be terminated. Historically the burden fell to the parent’s attorney to raise the issue of intellectual disability and get the plan modified, but the recent In re Hicks/Brown ruling places that burden ...

WHO Opportunity

WHO Opportunity An opportunity has arisen for an experienced researcher to work with WHO on the global roll out and evaluation of a new education and support programme for parents of children with intellectual disability in low and middle income countries. In order to support this, IASSIDD is making available a grant of US$5,000. This is available to partly cover travel and/or subsistence costs to enable a researcher to spend time at WHO HQ (Geneva, Switzerland). Specific tasks may include helping to: Compile and analyse data on field trials of WHO’s Parent Skills Training for Developmental Disorders (PST) programme; Write up and disseminate ...

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING–The Association for Successful Parenting

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING--The Association for Successful Parenting DEC. 20, 2016, 3 - 4:30 PM. EST. Call 712 775-7031, 389058#


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING--The Association for Successful Parenting Nov. 15, 2016 3:00 - 4:30 pm Call 712 775-7031, 389058# AGENDA Annual report Treasurer's report DC Contract activities 2017 Conference Other committee reports Elections Other business All members are welcome; board members, please indicate whether or not you will be there, and please let us know if you are willing to continue to serve on the board.  If you have problems with the timing of board meetings, please let us know. We are all TASP--the activities we do to further the rights and supports for parents with learning difficulties are ...



Who Knows Best: How Smart Do You Have to Be to Be a Parent? by Lisa Miller

New York Magazines Story of the Massachusetts Sara Gordon Case http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/01/how-intelligent-to-be-a-parent.html#

IASSIDD 2015 Conference

15th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre 15-19 August, 2016 - Melbourne, Australia Highlights and Key Events 24 Keynote Addresses and Master Lectures Past Presidents’ Forum Platform Presentations and Symposia Poster Sessions and Poster Symposia Exhibits and Video Theatre Pre-Congress IASSIDD Academy Workshops Pre-Congress Support Workers’ Conference Social Program – Networking and Exchanges Travel scholarships available for scientists, students and self-advocates Key Dates: Abstract Submissions: 1 Septem...

We Can Keep Her – Disabled Mom Wins Daughter Back

A Massachusetts mom with a “mild intellectual disability” won a two-year historic legal battle Monday and was reunited with the baby who was taken from her at 2 days old and placed in foster care.

National Council on Disability Twitter Chat March 27, 2015 3pm est

Twenty-five years after Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, the ‘ADA Generation’ is now entering adulthood and, as such, parenting is the natural next step in enforcing and ensuring the protections afforded by the ADA. On Friday, March 27 at 3pm EST join the National Council on Disability for a Twitter chat as we celebrate Women’s History Month by recognizing mothers with disabilities, and discuss ways that we can better support women with disabilities and their families. Use the Hashtag: #‎wmnhistNCD