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Baby Care Equipment
Thursday, 28 July 2016 16:22

What can I buy to help me take care of my baby and myself?

This chart was created as guide to what may be purchased and used by parents and caregivers to care for a child from birth to 3 without doing more harm to themselves. We looked for universal design, that is, equipment that can be used by caregivers with or without a disability and across a wide range of disabilities. See chart (PDF)

Most, but not all of the items, have been used by our client families. Items that have not been used but look helpful are included. For example, the Doona Stroller was seen at the ABC Kids Expo (a baby care trade show); it looks good but we did not have the opportunity to place it into a car and therefore cannot comment on how easy or hard this is to do.

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2016 Scholarship Winners Announced
Friday, 23 September 2016 09:10

TLG’s National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families at Through the Looking Glass announced the fifteen winners of its 2016 College Scholarships for Students of Parents with Disabilities. Over 300 students from across the U.S. applied for these scholarships. Scholarship winners include those whose mother or father has a disability as well as those families in which both parents have disabilities.

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TLG receives new award from the Paralysis Resource Center
Monday, 04 April 2016 14:32

The Paralysis Resource Center announced that Through the Looking Glass was one of 107 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive a grant to Support Quality of Life Initiatives.  The Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) is administered by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.  These grants provide financial support to fellow nonprofits that mirror the PRC’s mission to foster community engagement, enhance independence and promote self-determination and empowerment.   Awarded twice yearly, grant requests were evaluated and scored based on a rigorous review process to determine funding for organizations that promote the health and well-being for those living with paralysis, as well as their families and caregivers.   To find out more about the Paralysis Resource Center and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, please  go to https://www.christopherreeve.org/living-with-paralysis/about-the-paralysis-resource-center

TLG’s $25,000 award will support babycare adaptation services for parents and parenting grandparents with paralysis.

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How Many Parents with Disabilities are there in the U.S.?

How many parents with disabilities are there in the U.S.? Estimates of the numbers of U.S. parents with disabilities vary between 4.1 million to 9 million. The different estimates reflect different national data sources (American Community Survey, the National Health Interview Survey, the Survey of Program Participation) each of which determines and defines disability somewhat differently. Estimates of the number of parents with disabilities also vary according to whether the estimate includes parents whose children do not live with them or children who are 18 years or older. See United States data with State by State and County by County

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Free Downloads from TLG

Click on any of the links below for free publications and guides from Through the Looking Glass:

Classroom Guide for Teachers concerning Parents with Disabilities and their Children

Guidelines for Practice with Parents with Intellectual Disabilities and their Children

Deaf Parents and Their Hearing Children

Babycare Assistive Technology for Parents with Physical Disabilities

Babycare Assistive Technology

A Disability Culture Perspective on Early Intervention with Parents with Physical or Cognitive Disabilities and their Infants

Are Children of Disabled Parents at Risk for Parentification?

The Parents with Disabilities and Their Teens Project

Keeping Our Families Together: A Report of the National Task Force on Parents with Disabilities and their Families

Adapting Through the Looking Glass’ Intervention Model for Deaf Parents and their Children

California Adoption Agencies: How Do They Assess Parents with Disabilities?

Parents With Physical, Systemic, or Visual Disabilities

 
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