(April 17, 2013) Congressional Briefing on the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children
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
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.
- 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
Please RSVP to Stephen Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can’t join us in person? You can follow the proceedings LIVE on Twitter using the hashtag #RockingTheCradle