A-05 - Adapting Practice for Parents with Physical, Intellectual or Vision Disabilities and their Children   Advanced

  Disability   Mental Health   Diversity

The workshop will draw from 35 years of Through the Looking Glass’ unique intervention and research experience with diverse parents with physical, vision and intellectual disability and their children from infancy to young adulthood. Social barriers, public policy issues, and parenting evaluations of parents with disabilities in custody situations will be discussed. However, the emphasis will be on adapting practice for parents with disabilities and their children as illustrated with video and clinical vignettes: parenting adaptations for parents with physical and vision disabilities, adapting communication and intervention for parents with intellectual/cognitive disabilities.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will learn about obstacles facing parents with physical, vision or cognitive/intellectual disabilities and how adaptations and empowering relationship-based services can reduce obstacles and support the parenting of their children.