Programs

Below is a list of national and international agencies and programs working with and/or providing information on working with parents with disabilities.  If you know of or work for a program that you feel should be added to this list, please complete the form HERE and your request will be considered by the TASP Development Committee, and added, if appropriate.

National Programs

Disabled Parenting Project

Disabled Parenting Project (www.disabledparenting.com) is a cross-disability, peer-support network for parents and prospective parents with disabilities. The Disabled Parenting Project website includes a resource directory for parents with disabilities, blogs, opportunities to connect to the community, and more information on adaptive parenting products.

Kara Ayers, Project Director
P.O. Box 391
Fairfax, Vermont 05454
Phone:   (802) 598-8410
Email: kara.ayers@cchmc.org


National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities

The National Research Center conducts research and provides training and technical assistance to improve the lives of parents with disabilities and their families. http://heller.brandeis.edu/parents-with-disabilities/

Michelle Techler, PhD., Project Director
Brandeis University
415 South Street, MS 035
Waltham, MA 02453
Phone: (781) 736-8415
fax: (781) 736-3773
parentscenter@brandeis.edu


Parents with Promise

Parents with Promise provides comprehensive, integrative services for parents with intellectual disabilities and adaptive functioning concerns and their children ages birth to 18. http://www.parentswithpromise.com/home.html

Denise Mock, LSW
Project Director
810 S. 4th St.
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815.758.1358
Fax: 815.758.1580
Email: pwp@parentswithpromise.com


Positive Parenting

Provides home-based parent education, parent skills training, case management, service advocacy and family support. http://theunitedarc.org/index.html

Sue Jones, Director of Family & Youth Services:

The United Arc
294 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376
Tel:(413) 774-5558
Fax: (413) 863-5219
Email: info@theunitedarc.org


Project Impact

An intensive parent training program designed for parents with intellectual disabilities who have been reported for child maltreatment.

Child Welfare Services The Westchester Institute of Human Development
Trupti Rao, Psy.D.
Program Coordinator
Cedarwood Hall
Valhalla, NY 10595-1689
Phone 914 493 1022


Sage Haven Associates, Inc.

Sage Haven Associates, Inc. is a mental health counseling and consulting practice specializing in meeting the needs of parents with learning and/or emotional difficulties. Services include training, consultation, and competence-based parenting assessments (C-BPAs). C-BPAs provide an objective evaluation of parents’ ability to nurture, protect, and meet the changing needs of their children. Supports are identified and recommendations are made that ensure parents’ rights are respected and children’s welfare is protected. Expert testimony and documentation for court proceedings is provided. Services are available nationally.

Nicole Brisson, Ph.D., LCMHC, Director/Owner
Sage Haven Associates, Inc.
P.O. Box 391
Fairfax, VT 05454
Phone: (802) 242-0998
Email: sagehaven@gmail.com


Successful Parenting DC

Provides peer-navigation services to families in which parents have intellectual and other learning difficulties in the DC area. http://achancetoparent.net/dc-project/

Bernadette Irwin, Program Manager
The Association for Successful Parenting
(800) 599.8810
PO Box 1773
Hartford, CT 06144
Phone: 410-292-1650
Email: spdc46@comcast.net


Through the Looking Glass

Provides a specialized program for parents with intellectual disabilities designed to significantly reduce out of home placement of children due to the parent’s intellectual disability.

https://www.lookingglass.org/local-services/services-for-parents-with-disabilities/97-parents-with-intellectual-disabilities

Megan Kirshbaum, Ph.D.
075 Adeline St., Ste. 120
Berkeley, CA 94703
Phone: 1.800.644.2666
Fax: 510.848.4445
Email: tlg@lookingglass.org

 


International Programs

Connections Counselling and Consulting Foundation 

Offers parenting skills education and family support that help adults who have a developmental disability, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or brain injury be successful parents.

Erin Waite, Agency Director
http://www.connectionscounselling.ab.ca/about-us
510, 1716 16th Avenue NW
Calgary, AB T2M 0L7
Phone: 403 209-1100
Fax: 403 274-1235
info@connectionscounselling.ab.ca


Healthy Start

Healthy Start is an initiative that supports professionals working with parents who have learning difficulties. It provides information and resources for practitioners, managers, researchers and policy makers and aims to improve outcomes for both parents and children.

https://www.parentingrc.org.au/programs/healthy-start/


Intellectual Disabilities Rights Service

Provides comprehensive information, advocacy and tips for parents, lawyers, disability advocates and workers and families on system navigation and support. http://www.idrs.org.au

PO Box 3347
Redfern NSW 2016
Australia
Phone: 02 9318 0144
Fax: 02 9318 2887
Email: info@idrs.org.au


The Supported Parenting Project

Build’s systems’ capacity to accommodate the support and learning needs of parents with intellectual impairment and, in turn, improve the life chances of their children.

https://www.ualberta.ca/rehabilitation/research/family-and-disability-studies-initiative/about-us/sustainable-family-care-for-children-with-disabilities/supported-parenting

Dr. David McConnell, Investigator
University of Alberta, Canada
8205 114 Street
3-48 Corbett Hall
Edmonton, AB
CANADA T6G 2G4
Phone: 780.492.2903
Fax: 780.492.1626
Email: info@rehabmed.ualberta.ca

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