Quick Links: Resources for Practitioners, Lawyers and Advocates
Click on the links below to learn more about organizations working improve the lives of families headed by parents with learning difficulties. A variety of downloadable resources for practitioners, lawyers, and advocates are listed below each link.
The FDSI is a multi-disciplinary collaboration of community organizations, researchers and practitioners that work in partnership with parents and families affected by lifelong disability.
Supporting parents with intellectual disabilities is a primary focus of the FDSI. Learn more here
TASP is a national organization dedicated to enhancing the well-being of at-risk parents with learning difficulties and their children. This primarily includes parents who may be identified as persons with intellectual disabilities or borderline intellectual functioning
A leading intermediary organisation that brings scientific rigour to the practical task of improving the quality and effectiveness of services and supports provided to children and families.
Download Best Practice in Parenting Education (Report): Understanding and Supporting Parents with Learning Difficulties
Based at the University of Bristol, the Working Together with Parents Network supports professionals working with parents with learning difficulties and learning disabilities, and their children.
Download Parents with learning disabilities: An introduction
Download Good practice guidance: Working with Parents with a Learning Disability
The Disabled Parenting Project (DPP) is an online space for sharing experiences, advice, and conversations among disabled parents as well as those considering parenthood. The DPP also serves as an information clearinghouse and interactive space for discussion and connection.
Access scholarly research, fact sheets, and training resources created by and for the community
The Center brings the University of Minnesota together with county, tribal, state and community social services in a partnership dedicated to improving the lives of children and families involved with public child welfare.
Access a free learning module on Parents with Disabilities in Child Welfare
Download The Intersection of Child Welfare and Disability: Focus on Parents
Impetus is an independent UK organisation delivering a range of services aimed at improving the wellbeing and quality of life of vulnerable adults.
Download the new 'Resource for Independent Advocates working with Parents with Learning Disabilities: A Roadmap for a Complex Journey'
The Arc is an American community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
Download The Arcs Fact Sheet on Parents with Intellectual Disabilities
Read The Arc’s Position Statement on Parents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
The National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities conducts research and provides training and technical assistance to improve the lives of parents with disabilities and their families.
Download information sheets designed to help child welfare workers pinpoint parents' needs and challenges
A web-resource providing training, curricular information, and other general information on Developmental Disabilities.
Download a handout designed to help care-workers understand challenges facing parents with developmental disabilities
The "A Fair Chance" video collection depicts parents with developmental disabilities speaking frankly about their hopes and fears as parents
- Zolo has compiled a detailed list of housing resources for those with disabilities and their families. This web-guide includes links to programs and services specific to the housing needs of Canadians with disability in each province and territory.