Thesis (M.Sc.) -- University of Toronto, 1994.
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The birth of a child with a disability, or the discovery that a child has a disability, can have profound effects on the family. In “You are Not Alone,” Patricia McGill Smith offers the insights that she and others have gained through their own experience of having a child with a disability. Book Description: With personal accounts from mothers themselves, this book encourages women who have children with special needs to recognize and express their own aspirations and needs for self-fulfilment. It addresses the social construction of motherhood, discussing issues such as mother-blame in the context of raising a child with a. A landmark work in disability representation, Cece Bell’s graphic novel memoir El Deafo is essential reading and one of the best children’s books about disabilities. Bell bases her book on her own experiences becoming deaf as a child after an : Sarah S. Davis. The life of a parent of a child with a disability. When asked what it is like to be the parent of a child or young adult with a disability, these parents described a life of hard work, exhaustion, fear, hope, despair, anger, isolation, intimidation, commitment, acceptance and love.
Best Children's Books with Disability/Accessibility Themes Books that share the experience of people with disabilities or engage the concept of accommodation due to differences "Disability. Noun. A physical or mental condition that limits a person’s movements, senses, or activities.". Mother's perceptions of parenting children with disabilities: USA: 10 mothers: Conditions included cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, spina bifida. Children 3–10 years. Kirk Parent or nurse? The experience of being a parent of a technology dependent child: UK: 33 parents (23 mothers) Child technology dependent. Children up to 18 years. Knafl As disability bluntly shatters the dreams, parents face a complicated, draining, challenging, frightening, and consuming task. They must raise the child they have, while letting go of the child they dreamed of. They must go on with their lives, cope with their child as he or she is now, let go of the lost dreams, and generate new dreams. In , a single mother with a young child with disabilities was 17% less likely to work full time compared to a single mother with a young child without disabilities. Mothers of children with special health care needs usually assume the role of the primary care provider, viewing this responsibility as an “informal career.” In contrast.
This qualitative study used focus groups to identify the differences and similarities in the experiences of parents of children with a disability. Two main themes emerged, showing the ways in which the mothers and fathers are alike or different. One concerns roles, actual and expected, in the various subsystems of family life. Children with special needs (CWSN) experience disability in various areas. The birth of a child with special needs causes stress in the family, most especially among parents, consequently. Experiences of Mothers of Children on the Autism Spectrum Avery () has argued that the ‘disability story of par- motherhood that the books describe. Moreover, when a mother is constructed as ‘little more than the architect of the perfect child’ (Eyer , p. 6 cited in Collet The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is a law that ensures certain rights for children with disabilities and their families. Parents have a certain role to play in the process of getting children the help they need. Find out what parents of children with disabilities can expect in .