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Disabled Mothers: Stories and Scholarship by and about Mothers with Disabilities by
Publication Date: 2014
This collection of mixed scholarly works and personal accounts explores issues of parenting for mothers with a variety of physical and mental disabilities. Encompassing pregnancy, birth, adoption, custody, discrimination, and disability politics, the book illuminates historical and social issues, such as racism, sexism, freedom, and family networks, as well as personal challenges and perspectives of both parents and children.
Parents with Disabilities and Their Children: Rights, Barriers, Supports, and Treatment by
Publication Date: 2013
As this government research report explains, about 6% of parents in the United States are disabled, and some may face obstacles related to parenting. Although the Constitution guarantees a right to parent without interference, this must be balanced alongside a state's power and responsibility to protect children's well-being. The report focuses on persistent, systemic, and pervasive discrimination against parents with disabilities; the target audience is government committees related to ADA compliance and social welfare, but it may also help parents better understand their rights and what supports are available to them. However, be aware the report is heavy with specialized language and jargon, and thus it may be a slower read, despite a reference list of acronyms.
Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: Past, Present, and Future by
Publication Date: 2010
This collection address parenting with learning disabilities as a growing and expanding research area. Contributing authors explore the traditional treatment and struggles that parents with intellectual disabilities face with regards to their children, including systems like child protective services. Contents represent a multidisciplinary and global perspective from leading researchers in the field of intellectual disability.