Our #ParentingWithoutPity project allows disabled parents to offer compassionate and frank advice and guidance to non-disabled parents of disabled children. As we celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day this year, we want to hear from disabled parents about their journey to parenthood and what they learned along the way.
Join four of the parents who shared their stories with us – Carrie Basas (@carrie_basas), Ellen Ladau (@ladau_ellen), Heather Watkins (@hwatkins927), and Jessica Roberts (@90sgrungefan) – as they discuss the ups and down of parenting, what no one told them about as disabled parents, what they wished non-disabled parents who have disabled children knew about disability, and advice they would share to new and aspiring disabled parents.
Be a part of the conversation on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 3pm EST / 12pm PST. Remember to use the hashtag #ParentingWithoutPity in your tweets so that everyone can follow the discussion.
Q1: What made you decide to participate in the #ParentingWithoutPity project, and what do you hope its impact will be in sharing your story to non-disabled parents?
Q2: How has the invisibility of disabled parents affect the way you viewed yourself and your abilities to be a parent? #ParentingWithoutPity
Q3: What do you wish non-disabled parents knew about disability that would assist them in raising disabled children to be confident and love who they are? #ParentingWithoutPity
Q4: How did you teach your children about disability? What would they say it was like to have a disabled parent(s)? #ParentingWithoutPity
Q5: What encouragement would you give new or aspiring disabled parents about raising children? What do you wish you had known as a new parent? #ParentingWithoutPity