Parenting Resources

AbleData
Parents with Disabilities Information Center
http://www.abledata.com/abledata.cfm?pageid=113573&top=16046§ionid=19326

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Women with Disabilities
http://www.acog.org/departments/dept_web.cfm?recno=38

Baby Zone
Mothers with Disabilities
http://www.babyzone.com/loadpage/article.asp?contentid=1537

Disability, Pregnancy and Parenthood International (DPPi) 
produces a quarterly journal for parents with a disability and those who support them.
Unit F9, 89-93 Fonthill Road, London, N4 3JH, England 

Voice 0800 018 4730
Text Phone 0800 018 9949 

http://freespace.virgin.net/disabled.parents/Default.htm

Disability Resources.org: Parents with Disabilities
An online resource of other sites for parents with disabilities.
http://www.disabilityresources.org/PARENTS-WITH.html

Disabled Parents Network
This UK organization provides information, resources, and support for parents with disabilties.
http://www.disabledparentsnetwork.org.uk/cgi-bin/site/site.cgi

Essential Baby
Forums: parents with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses
http://members.essentialbaby.com.au/index.php?showforum=92

Family Village: Parents with Disabilities
An online resource of other sites for parents with disabilities.
http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/general/parentswdis.html

North Carolina Office on Disability and Health
FPG Child Development Institute,
UNC-CH, 8185, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8185
Phone: 919-966-0868
Fax: 919-966-0862
http://www.fpg.unc.edu/~ncodh/

Parents with a Disability - Australia
http://home.vicnet.net.au/~parentwd/welcome2.htm

Parents with Disabilities Online
Resources, adaptive equipment ideas, parent empowerment network and personal stories 
http://www.disabledparents.net/index.html

Through the Looking Glass (TLG), is a nationally recognized non-profit agency that provides direct services, training, materials and research concerning families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issue. 

2198 Sixth St. Suite 100, Berkeley, CA 94710,
Toll Free: 1-800-644-2666
Phone: (510) 848-1112 

http://www.lookingglass.org/

Videos and Publications:

A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities
This book can help most women with disabilities around the world, better care for themselves improve their general health, their capabilities and self-reliance, and their ability to participate more effectively in their communities. It covers every imaginable topic including general health, sexuality, parenting and abuse. It can be purchased for $20 plus shipping at Hesperian's online store at http://www.hesperian.org/, by emailing bookorders@hesperian.org, or by calling 1-888-729-1796 (within the USA). Discounts are available for bulk purchases.

Adaptive Baby Care Equipment: Guidelines, Prototypes & Resources 

Kris Vensand, Judith Rogers, Christi Tuleja, Anitra DeMoss 
(Through the Looking Glass, 2000) [86 pages with photos] 
$30 (includes shipping) $15 (low-income rate)
To order publication, phone at 800-644-2666 or 510-848-1112.

Mama Zooms
Cowen-Fletcher, (Paperback - Dec 1996)

Motherhood and Disability: Children and Choices.
Prilleltensky, Ora, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004

Not Just Surviving 

Four women who have been living with Spinal Cord Injury for as long as 30 years discuss topics that include rehabilitation, healthcare, sexuality, parenting, menopause, and how to live day-to-day with hope. (40 minutes)  Costing $149. to purchase and $60/day rental. To order contact Fanlight Productions, http://www.fanlight.com/ (800)343-5540 or orders@fanlight.com.


The Disabled Woman's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth
By Judith Rogers, OTR (Demos Publishers, 2005) (532 pages) $25 (includes shipping)
Judi Rogers, Through the Looking Glass. Pregnancy and Birthing Specialist since 1989 and recipient of the 2002 Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leadership award http://lookingglass.org/news/rogers.php, has just revised and expanded her previous book. The Disabled Woman's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth supports the right of all women to choose motherhood, and will be useful for any physically disabled woman who desires to have a child. This comprehensive guide is based on the experiences of ninety women with disabilities who chose to have children. This book is a practical guide both for disabled women planning for pregnancy and the health professionals who work with them. The subjects covered include: an introduction to the ninety women and their specific disabilities; the decision to have a baby; parenting with a disability; emotional concerns of the mother, family and friends; nutrition and exercise in pregnancy; a look at each trimester; labor and delivery; caesarean delivery; the postpartum period; and breast-feeding. A list of references and a glossary will assist the reader in obtaining additional information and understanding medical terminology.
To order, contact Through the Looking Glass, by phone (1-800-644-2666) or go to their website at http://www.lookingglass.org/

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