Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Report: Parenting bias, loss of kids

There are many barriers and bias when it comes to being a parent supposedly protected under ADA law, finds a report by an independent federal agency in the U.S. "I have had parents with paralysis be threatened with removal of their children, deaf parents punished for using sign language with their hearing children, and blind parents told that a social worker can't possibly fathom how they could parent a newborn," Lucas said. "When families do need intervention, it is often because the services they need are not available outside a punitive social services case." Read more here.

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