Issues Faced by Parents with a Disability
Family planning issues
If people with disabilities are considering having children, it is a good idea to consider the issues that are likely to arise. Issues may include the potential for the child to inherit the disability, the effects of the disability on the birthing process itself, the division of household chores, child rearing responsibilities and discovering services that can assist. Family, partners, friends, attendant carers and home carers are potential sources of ideas and support.
Taking the time to seek professional advice around family planning, relationship and parenting issues, is most important for couples considering parenthood, especially when one or both people has a disability.
Issues Faced by Parents with a Disability: