NRCPD

ADA and Parenting Workshops

In 2020, Lurie Institute research associate Robyn Powell held four workshops about the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act to the rights of parents with disabilities. The workshops included an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act and its applicability to disabled parents; information about disability, family law, and child welfare; the rights of parents with disabilities when working with adoption or foster-care agencies; and the rights of people with disabilities receiving reproductive healthcare. 

Passing legislation protecting the rights of parents with disabilities can be a complicated, time-consuming process. Our toolkits outline strategies that advocates and legislators can use to pass legislation that protects disabled parents.

Workshop 1: Introduction to Disability Law for Parents and Prospective Parents with Disabilities 

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Workshop 2: Child Welfare and Family Law

Video recording | PowerPoint Presentation

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Workshop 3: Adoption and Foster Care

Video RecordingPowerPoint Presentation 

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Workshop 4: Reproductive Health

Video RecordingPowerPoint Presentation

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