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A Celebration of Family: Parenting with Co-occurring Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

2:00-3:00 PM Eastern

Optional Q&A Session 3:00-3:30 PM

CEU Information:

  • Association of Social Work Boards
  • KY Board of Social Work*
  • KY Psychology Board of Examiners*
  • KY Board of Nursing*

*Please check your state chapter for CEU reciprocity.

Flyers to download: Accessible PDF / image

Webinar Description: Last summer, the Center for Accessible Living and the Advocado Press in Louisville, Kentucky, published “A Celebration of Family: Stories of Parents with Disabilities.” The book contains 30 stories of families in which one or both parents have disabilities. This webinar will focus on the experiences of parents and families who have lived experience with co-occurring mental health and developmental disabilities. They will discuss their families and the strategies they used and assistance they received to become successful parents, but also the bias and discrimination they have experienced.  A brief history of the legal discrimination people with disabilities have faced in the becoming parents and a background on how the book came to be will also be provided.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Define eugenics and its relationship to the forced sterilization of people with disabilities in the United States
  • Identify instances of bias and discrimination against individuals with disabilities becoming parents
  • Identify successful strategies, including the use of assistive technology, in becoming successful parents
  • Identify barriers parents with disabilities face in supporting their families, especially if their children have disabilities themselves
Jason Jones
Keith Hosey
Morgan Hughes
Carissa Johnson
BreeAnn Davis
Sandra Williams

The MHDD NTC and its activities are funded by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), funding opportunity number HHS-2018-ACL-AOD-DDTI-0305.

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Previous Webinar Recordings

Partner Webinars

These webinars are offered through our various partners. Each webinar has been vetted to ensure it meets the mission and values of the MHDD National Training Center.

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Please note the webinar will not play on the Chrome web browser.

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