TASP has gathered some important articles, curricula, tools and videos to help practitioners support parents with intellectual disabilities.
This article uses a question and answer format to provide basic information about parents with intellectual disabilities and their need for support
This article describes how to engage mothers with intellectual disabilities in a shared social group that feels safe and provides opportunities for learning. A study by David McConnell, PhD; Maurice Feldman, PhD; Marjorie Aunos, PhD and Laura Pacheco, MSW
This newsletter provides a comprehensive set of articles that explore challenges and solutions for supporting parents with intellectual disabilities.
This article describes how attitudes and approaches to supporting parents with intellectual disabilities have changed. The author makes several recommendations for best practice.
These case studies are based on actual cases. Participating families have given consent for their stories to be shared.
Provided by Dr. Maurice Feldman, this includes a research summary and list of seminal peer-reviewed journal articles on parents with learning difficulties and their children. He notes the list of 32 articles is by no means exhaustive, and does not include influential books and book chapters. Nonetheless, looking at the list of articles, several key themes emerge, as well as areas where more research is needed.
Find easy-to-read “how-to” booklets for parents with intellectual disabilities.
Access photos that show how to parent in pictures – a support for parents with Intellectual Disabilities. http://raisingchildren.net.au/parenting_in_pictures/pip_landing_page.html
Find strategies for organizing a home to make parenting easier for parents with disabilities.
This training pack will help managers to assure that staff have the knowledge and skills needed to support parents with learning disabilities.
This curricula can be used to build your agency’s capacity to support parents with intellectual disabilities. Although the material is dated (2002) many people in the field still describe it as “helpful.”
This binder contains a comprehensive of practical resources and articles that may be helpful in supporting parents with disabilities.
The communication strategies described on this site can help ensure that information is presented in a way that parents can understand, and that they are given the opportunity to express their views.
Discover how autism affects sleep, and what non-drug sleep therapies can help adults and children with ASD get better sleep.
This interview with a parent with intellectual disabilities describes what is helpful in family support.
Women with disabilities experience womanhood in a variety of ways, but we rarely get to see these nuances in media. Newsy set out to explore the intersection of womanhood and disability, including: sex, love and dating; pregnancy; motherhood and adoption. For each of these areas, we get to know a woman as she experiences a big moment in her life — as well as take a deeper look into the larger issues concerning the disability community. Newsy partnered with Access Living to tell stories about how these modern, resourceful women highlight the vast and varied complexities of what it means to be a woman.
This evidence-based curriculum provides guidance to teachers, nurses and social service providers in working with parents who have cognitive limitations.