Parents with a disability often find that service provision structures are not user friendly and agencies struggle to find appropriate ways to meet their needs. Agencies that specialise in supporting people with disabilities often find they do not have the expertise in parenting and family matters. Organisations supporting families may find they have limited knowledge of disability.
Parents with disabilities will require different forms and levels of support depending on the extent and type of disability, and their individual circumstances.
Some parents with disabilities will manage well without any help from service providers because they have enough skills to cope and a strong network of support from their partner, family and friends, while others may need a high level of support from community providers.
Issues Faced by Parents with a Disability: