National Center for Disability and Pregnancy Research

Upcoming Webinars and Other Events

Webinar Poster: Disabled Parents in the NICUDisabled Parents in the NICU

June 7, 2022 at noon EDT
via Zoom

What can happen when a parent with a disability faces a lengthy stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with their baby? This webinar will feature two disabled parent panelists (Kristie Lewis and Patrick Cokely) whose babies were born prematurely and were admitted to the NICU. The panelists will share their stories about the challenges and successes they encountered during that time when navigating an environment that is not at all built with disability in mind. Our parent panelists will also explore the role that implicit bias and ableism may have had in interactions with their babies' care team, and in parenting their babies in the NICU. Our faculty speaker, Dr. Paige Church of Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, will speak about the ingrained nature of implicit bias within the NICU, how this can adversely affect families, and how we can better care for families headed by disabled parents during this most vulnerable time.

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