If you’re catching this new update to the long silent blog, you’re probably aware that I’ll be participating in a radio tour on parenting with disabilities (in just a few hours!). The schedule and announcement for the tour is below. If you’re joining for the first time from the tour or Facebook, welcome! I’ve been looking for a reason to return to blogging for a bit and this is a perfect excuse:) Parenting strategies for a toddler are definitely different than those for an infant and I look forward to sharing what has worked for us here. In the mean time, I’m grabbing some much needed sleep for my early morning radio wake-up call tomorrow. Here’s the press release for the event. It’s taken from an e-mail from Robyn Powell of the National Council of Disabilities. She’ll be joining me with the interviews. Until tomorrow~Kara
Did you know that parents with disabilities are the only distinct community of Americans who struggle, solely because of their status, to retain custody of their children? Removal rates run as high as 80 percent among parents with a psychiatric or intellectual disability. Help us shine a spotlight on the hidden hardships faced by parents struggling to keep their children, adopt children, or even access reproductive assistance.
On behalf of the National Council on Disability I’ll be appearing on several radio shows TOMORROW morning to talk about “Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children” — the first report of its kind issued by a federal agency to examine the discrimination faced by the more than four million parents with disabilities in raising their families. Estimates indicate 6.1 million children in the U.S. have parents with disabilities. This amounts to nearly 1 in 10 American children.
The following radio shows will be live and it might be possible for listeners to call in:
- 7:05-7:15 WYYZ-AM ATLANTA http://www.wyyzradio.com/
- 7:15-7:25 WTBQ-FM NEW YORK http://www.wtbq.com/
- 8:10-8:20 WAMV-AM ROANOKE http://www.wamvradio1420.com/
- 8:50-9:00 KWLM-AM MINNEAPOLIS http://www.kwlm.com
- 11:05-11:30 WOCA-AM ORLANDO http://thesource1370.com/
Please tune and call-in in if you can.
To get your own copy of the report, please go to: