Parents who have various disabilities obviously have unique experiences, and many receive strong, negative feedback about even being a parent. Every person’s experience shapes their parenting. I am here to empower you and help you find the resources you need for success.
Having a disability can range from a temporary, acquired disability (such as a broken foot) to life-long physical, cognitive and/or social-emotional challenges to debilitating mental health concerns. I subscribe to the Social Model of Disability which “distinguishes between impairment and disability, identifying the latter as a disadvantage that stems from a lack of fit between a body and its social environment.¹” Although impairments can alter how parenting occurs, it certainly does not mean that one cannot parent. Disability Justice is a passion of mine. I will do my best to provide you with the respect and support you seek and deserve.
I also happily support parents who have young children with disabilities or impairment concerns. If the child’s caregiver is non-disabled, I work with them to manage the impairments that can make parenting more difficult while also providing education and compassion regarding how we view the child’s experience.
¹ Goering S. Rethinking disability: the social model of disability and chronic disease. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2015 Jun;8(2):134-8. doi: 10.1007/s12178-015-9273-z. PMID: 25862485; PMCID: PMC4596173. --- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p...