(April 17, 2013) Congressional Briefing on the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children

Logos of the co-hosts of the congressional briefing. From left to right: Seal of the National Council on Disability, logo of the American Psychological Association, logo of the National Association of Social Workers, and logo of the Child Welfare League


The National Council on Disability, American Psychological Association, National Association of Social Workers, and the Child Welfare League of America invite you to…

A Congressional Briefing

Rocking the Cradle:
Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

10:00 – 11:30 AM

Cannon 340

Light refreshments will be provided


Estimates indicate that 6.1 million children in the U.S. have parents with disabilities – nearly 1 in 10. However, twenty-two years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), parents with disabilities continue to be the only distinct community who has to fight to retain and sometimes gain custody of their own children without cause. Their fundamental right to parent is often impinged by disparate treatment they receive in the court and service systems.
Please join us for a robust discussion in light of the recent release of the Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children report by the National Council on Disability, an independent federal agency.

SPEAKERS

  • Jeff Rosen, Chairperson, National Council on Disability (moderator)
  • Robyn Powell, Attorney Advisor, National Council on Disability
  • Erin E. Andrews, PsyD, Rehabilitation Psychologist, Central Texas VA Health Care System; Clinical Assistant Professor, Texas A&M Health Science Center, College of Medicine
  • Elspeth M. Slayter, PhD, MSW, Associate Professor, Salem State University School of Social Work
  • Linda Spears, Vice President of Policy and Public Affairs, Child Welfare League of America

RSVP
Please RSVP to Stephen Miller at smiller@apa.org.

LIVE TWEETING

Can’t join us in person? You can follow the proceedings LIVE on Twitter using the hashtag #RockingTheCradle

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