Community Blog

Welcome to our community blog!  

Each quarter we will select a story shared by parents with disabilities to feature here on our community blog page. See our Call for Submissions for more details.

For our first blog posting we are pleased to feature two stories from parents with disabilities.

 

This Spring I Became a Mother

by Savannah Logsdon-Breakstone

by Savannah Logsdon-Breakstone This spring, I became a mother. My baby, Othello aka Theo, is almost 8 weeks as I’m writing this and is a pretty great baby. There have been times in my life where assumptions were made about my ability to parent because of how being Autistic, or my trauma history, or my … <p class="link-more"><a href="https://blogs.brandeis.edu/parentswithdisabilities/2019/10/22/this-spring-i-became-a-mother/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "This Spring I Became a Mother"</span></a></p>

Michael and Mommy Make a Powerful Team

by Shirley J. Davis

When Michael came into my life, I had been using a wheelchair for seven years after a stroke. Although normally associated with the elderly, strokes at a young age are common in my family and I had become the latest victim.

Miles Townes walks alongside trees with his daughter on his shoulders

When We Were All Disabled

by Miles Townes

I am a disabled person, and also dad to a boisterous daughter. She is three—both her age and hurricane strength. On a recent chilly morning, I took her to a park near us, so she could run wild for a couple of hours. The playground is a model of accessibility: two acres for children “of all abilities,” with equipment specifically for kids who use “wheelchairs, walkers or braces, or who have sensory or developmental disabilities.” It is an amazing place.

My Son and Me

by Jennifer Senda

When my son was born, I was asked a million questions, like “How will you change his diaper?” or “What if you drop him?” To a first-time mom with lots of anxiety regarding those exact questions, each inquiry was like a dagger to the soul because I had no idea how I was going to handle those things, but I knew I had no choice: they would be handled.

Welcome to our Community Blog!

Each quarter we will select a story shared by parents with disabilities to feature here on our community blog page. See our Call for Submissions for more details.

Read Our Blog

Submission deadline: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Email your submission to: centerforparents@brandeis.edu 

We believe in placing parents with disabilities at the forefront, and one way to do that is invite them to share their own experiences.

National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities