16 results for author: Denise Mock

Upcoming TASP Board Meeting

TASP will hold their next board meeting on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 3pm Eastern Time. Call In Number 712-775-7031    Passcode: 389058#.  All are welcome to join.

Recap of The White House Forum on the Civil Rights of Parents with Disabilities

Recap of The White House Forum on the Civil Rights of Parents with Disabilities By Dr. Kara Ayers, Associate Director of the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities On May 5, 2016, the White House held a Forum on the Civil Rights of Parents with Disabilities. The event commemorated the release of a new toolkit from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation as well as a re-release of the landmark Rocking the Cradle report from the National Council on Disability. The re-release includes updated photos, infographics, and a few additional examples of recent case outcomes. The morning session of the forum included panelists ...


Access shall not be denied or restricted, nor shall a child be removed or parental rights be terminated, based on a parent’s disability, absent a showing—supported by clear and convincing evidence—that the disability is causally related to a harm or an imminent risk of harm to the child

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#