Download Practice points designed specifically for practitioners who work with parents with an intellectual disability or learning difficulties.
Learn about organizations working improve the lives of families headed by parents with learning difficulties, and explore a range of downloadable resources for practitioners, lawyers, and advocates.
The Step-by-Step Parenting Program© breaks down essential child-care skills for children from birth to about 3 years of age into small steps. Find out more here.
Join the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) Special Interest Research Group (SIRG) on Parents and Parenting with Intellectual Disabilities: A worldwide network of researchers and practitioners dedicated to understanding and enhancing the lives of parents with learning difficulties and their children. Click here to find out how to join today!
D. McConnell, M. Feldman, M. Aunos, L. Pacheco, N. Prasad (2017; 2010) Family and Disability Studies Initiative, University of Alberta, CAN
R. Butt & M. Day (2017) Impetus. Brighton, UK
Working Together with Parents Network (2016). University of Bristol, UK
D. McConnell, et al. (2014) Family and Disability Studies Initiative. University of Alberta, CAN
T. LaLiberte, T. Crudo (Eds.) (2013) Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, University of Minnesota, USA
R. Mildon, J. Matthews, S. Gavidia-Payne (2013) The Victorian Parenting Centre, AUS
H. Crozier, S. Morris & N. Genders (2013). Leicestershire Partnership Trust & De Montfort University, UK
National Council on Disability (2012) Washington DC, USA
J. Leaviss, W. Ewins, D. Kitson, E. Watling (2010) Mencap, UK
S. McGaw (2000) Barnardos Children’s Charity, UK
G. Llewellyn, D. McConnell, R. Grace-Dunn & M. Dibden. (1999). University of Sydney
Edited by Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Rannveig Traustadottir, David McConnell and Hanna Bjorg Sigurjonsdott; Forward by Steven Taylor
Written by Maurice Feldman and Marjorie Aunos
Webinar Presentation by Marjorie Aunos. Healthy Start for me and my baby. Melbourne, Australia. 2015.
Keynote Address by David McConnell. IASSID World Congress, Halifax, Nova Scotia. 2012 (PDF)
Presentation by Laura Pacheco. Nordic Network on Disability Research (NNDR) Conference. Reykjavík, Iceland. 2011 (PDF)
Webinar Presentation by Professor David McConnell. University of Alberta, Canada. 2011
Keynote Address by David McConnell. The Association for Successful Parenting Conference. Denver, Colorado. 2010 (PDF)
Special Issue Publications
This special issue speaks to recent trends in the study of parents and parenting with intellectual disabilities. Research included in the special issue consolidates and expands knowledge in four key areas; 1) parenting skills and training, 2) contextual factors, 3) children of parents with intellectual disabilities, and 4) parental experiences and resistance strategies.
This special issue of Frontline, the Irish voice of intellectual disability, includes a number of interesting and useful articles including: Parenting with Intellectual Disability: what does it take to make it work? by Margaret Spencer and; Parents and parenting with intellectual disabilities: Messages from research by David McConnell and Laura Pacheco