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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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#

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING–ANNOUNCEMENT 2016

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 ...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 6, 2016

ANNOUNCEMENT: THE ASSOCIATION FOR SUCCESSFUL PARENTING (TASP) TO LAUNCH PARENT SERVICES AND TRAINING PROGRAM IN DC

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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#

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Mom with a disability fights to keep her child – Aljazeera interview with Dr. Susan Yuan

Alice's story is one of heartbreak. This video story told by Aljazeera highlights the lack of trained child protection staff working with parents with disabilities as well as the general lack of resources available to help parents. Dr. Susan Yuan speaks to the need of child protection to learn better ways to help parents build their skills. She needed to build both her skills and her confidence ... You figure out how to teach them."  To read more about the Aljazeera article, click here.

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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

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Boston Globe Response to DOJ Recent Ruling

Disability does not prec...nion - The Boston Globe

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