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TLG Trainings in Oklahoma, June 2016
Thursday, 28 April 2016 11:26

On June 20, 2016, TLG staff will conduct two all day trainings in Enid, OK.  One training is “Supporting Parents with Disabilities” and is designed for a wide variety of attendees including: self-advocates; parent educators; Head Start, early intervention and early childhood staff; independent living staff; family court and legal service staff; Native community members; and, healthcare and behavioral health care providers. The other training is specifically designed for Occupational Therapists and OT interns:  “Using Adaptive Baby Care Equipment to Support Parents with Disabilities.”

Both trainings are free, but you must register.  Here are the links to the two trainings including how to register:


“Supporting Parents with Disabilities” https://www.www.eventbrite.com/e/supporting-parents-with-disabilities-registration-21497918854?aff=efbnreg


“Using Adaptive Baby Care Equipment to Support Parents with Disabilities” https://www.eventbrite.com/e/utilzing-adaptive-baby-care-equipment-to-support-parents-with-disabilities-tickets-21498587855?aff=ebrowse21497918854?aff=efbnreg

 

 
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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Historic Announcement from DOJ and HHS
Monday, 10 August 2015 14:06

Today the U. S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division together with the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Civil Rights and Administration for Children and Families issued joint technical assistance about the applicability of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to the administration of child welfare programs, activities, and services. This technical assistance includes a cover letter to stakeholders and an explanatory document that contains a question and answer section. This technical assistance is intended to help child welfare agencies and family courts understand their obligations under Federal law to ensure that parents and prospective parents with disabilities receive equal treatment and equal access to parenting opportunities. In many ways, this is a culmination of the work TLG has engaged in and promoted for over 30 years.

See the formal announcement:

http://www.ada.gov/doj_hhs_ta/child_welfare_ta.html

 
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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