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Contains products helpful for parents with developmental disabilities, and to people who assist them.

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Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online) (28 Products)
Electronic Media (16 Products)
Organizations, Programs, and Projects (6 Products)
Online Forums (2 Products)
Other (1 Products)

Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online)
A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities
This book has a lot of information about what women need to stay healthy. It is written by, and for people from around the world. You can buy a copy or read the book online for free.
A man named Dave: A story of triumph and forgiveness
This sequel to "A child called it" and "The lost boy" tells about the late adolescence and young adulthood of a man terribly abused by his mother. The story describes the continuing effect of a lifetime "in the system."
Against tall odds: Being a David in a Goliath World
This true story is about a man born with diastrophic dwarfism. It tells about his courtship and marriage to woman he met at the Little People of American convention, and their children as well as his careers in movies and computers.
Already Doing It: Intellectual Disability and Sexual Agency
This powerful book puts the choice of sexuality in individual's hands. The author explains how that is different than traditional way of leaving it with staff, teachers, doctors, or parents.
Assessment of Parenting Competency in Mothers with Mental Illness
This book has a comprehensive approach for deciding whether or not a person with mental illness will be a good parent.
Building a Joyful Life with your Child who has Special Needs
A book for parents about staying healthy and strong while raising a child who has special needs.
Cooking Made Easy
Cooking Made Easy is a cookbook for people with developmental disabilities who can read. Recipes are broken down into detailed, easy to understand steps. Every recipe is coded from 1-5 according to level of difficulty.
Family Experiences of Bipolar Disorder: The Ups, The Downs and the Bits In Between
This book tells the stories of people with the diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
From Stumbling Blocks to Stepping Stones: Help and hope for special needs kids
Shari tells her story about growing up with disabilities. She also offers great advice for people with disabilities and families. Shari is a certified teacher and has a child with a disability.
Growing up with Parents Who Have Learning Difficulties
This book presents narrative research about the lives of adult children of parents with developmental disabilities.
Legal Planning for Special Needs in Massachusetts: A Family Guide to SSI, Guardianship, and Estate Planning
This book is resource for parents of children with special needs and the professionals and advocates who assist them. The authors cover the essential elements of SSI, guardianship, and estate planning.
Loving the Tasmanian Devil - Reflections on Marriage and Asperger Syndrome
The author of this book is married to a person with Asperger's syndrome, and also has three "aspie" sons.
Magic Moments: Twelve Little Stories About Disability, Family and Fairly Normal Life
This book shares true stories from a family of three: A man with physical disabilities, his wife who is the author, and their young daughter.
Maternity Rolls Pregnancy, Childbirth and Disability
A life story written by a woman who uses a wheelchair and has two children.
My Pregnancy My Choice
This book explains what it feels like to be pregnant, and to have a baby. It is written for self-advocates.
Parenting and Disability: Disabled Parents' Experiences of Raising Children
This book reports the results of a study done in the United Kingdom. It addresses people with all types of disabilities.
Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: Past, Present and Futures
This book is about parents with intellectual disabilities.
Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children
This report is about the many barriers faced by parents who have disabilities. It also suggests ways to make things better.
Sexual health for People with Intellectual Disability
This article is about sexual feelings and people with intellectual disability.
Sexuality and Fertility Issues in Ill Health and Disability From Early Adolescence to Adulthood
This book is about sexuality and fertility issues for people with disabilities.
Supporting Families When Parents Have Intellectual Disabilities
This booklet is about helping parents who have disabilities.
Taking Care: Lessons from Mothers with Disabilities
This book is about mothers with disabilities.
The Disabled Woman's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth
This is a book written by a woman with cerebral palsy who gave birth to two children. It is a comprehensive guide for women with all types of disabilities, on all aspects of pregnancy and birth.
The Inclusion of Disability as Grounds for Termination of Parental Rights in State Codes (Policy Research Brief)
This policy brief is about how people with disabilities sometimes lose their right to be a parent.
The Lost boy: A foster child's search for the love of a family
This is the second book in a three-part series about a man who was the victim of very severe child abuse. His mental health needs were ignored for a very long time.
The Parenting Book for Persons with a Disability (From Planning Your Family to Raising Adolescents)
This book is helpful to people with disabilities who are parents.
The Parents with Disabilities and Their Teens Project Final Report
This report summarizes a survey done of parents both with and without disabilities. It asked questions about family life and the challenges of being a parent.
The Story of Beautiful Girl
This fictional story begins with two people with disabilities who fall in love and have a baby. Though they become separated, the book imagines these three characters through the rest of their lives.
Electronic Media (Videos, CDs, T.V., Radio, Websites, etc.)
A Fair Chance: Parents with Developmental Disabilities
This is a film about parents with developmental disabilities and the problems that they face. It explores factors that help these parents succeed and also those factors that contributed to them losing their child.
Beyond Our Boundaries Virtual Tours
These DVDs present opportunities to see other places for people not able to travel.
Difficult Families?
This short YouTube video shows three different Moms talking about what it means to be "difficult familiy."
Disability, Pregnancy & Parenthood International Website
This website has a great deal of information about parenting and people who have disabilities. It is hosted by an agency in the United Kingdom.
Fragile X Family
This documentary film is about a woman with Fragile X Syndrome who is struggling to raise three children with the same syndrome. You can watch the entire 11 minute film online.
I Love You Like Crazy
This DVD features parents with mental illness talking about being parents.
Is Love Enough?
This film asks: Can a person with an intellectual disability be a good parent?
Parenting with Disabilities
This online news story on CNN.com is about being a parent who has a disability. The story includes videos with the parents who were interviewed.
Parents with Disabilities Online
This website has information, support and resources for parents with disabilities.
Parents with Intellectual Disabilities
This is a fact sheet about parents with disabilities and their needs.
Pregnancy and Women with SCI
This fact sheet is about having a baby. It is written for women who have hurt their spine.
Raising Children Network: The Australian Parenting Website
This website gives advice on being a parent. There is information about being the parent of a child with disabilities. There is also information for and about parents who have disabilities.
Registered Disability Savings Plan Website
This website explains the Registered Disability Savings Plan. This is a Canadian Government program for people with disabilities and their families. It helps them plan for their future financial security.
Remembering A 'Giant': Max Starkloff
This short podcast and news story tells a story about a man with disabilities who was a great dad.
Women with Chronic Physical Disabilities are no Less Likely to Bear Children
This web-based article from May of 2013 is about pregnancy rates among women with disabilities.
Working with Parents Who Have Cognitive Limitations
This is a video for school teachers, nurses, social service providers. It shows how to work with parents who have an intellectual disability.
Organizations, Programs, and Projects
Australian Family and Disability Studies Research Collaboration Faculty of Health Sciences
This Center does research about people with disabilities. They are especially interesting in studying youth with disabilities, and parents who have disabilities. Their website has a lot of great information.
Beyond Our Boundaries Virtual Tours
These DVDs present opportunities to see other places for people not able to travel.
Center for Disability Information and Referral
This Center is a primary source of quality information on disability for residents of Indiana.
Learn the Signs. Act Early.
This initiative helps parents, doctors, and everyone notice signs of disability in babies and very young children.
Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children
This report is about the many barriers faced by parents who have disabilities. It also suggests ways to make things better.
Through the Looking Glass
This organization specializes in supporting people with disabilities who are parents.
Online Forums
Does Physical Disability Make a Parent Less Fit?
This blog article tells the stories of two moms who have disabilities. It asks whether having a disability makes someone less fit to be a parent.
Parent Empowerment Network
An e-mail community of parents with disabilities.
Pip Squeakers Baby Squeaky Shoes
Baby squeaky shoes that alert parents and encourages first steps.

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