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LOCAL SUPPORT FOR PARENTING WITH A DISABILITY
There are lots of support groups for parents and caregivers of children with disabilities. But what if that was reversed? Many parents have a disability themselves, and still meet the needs of their children. Two different support groups are offered through INDEx to provide that peer support.
Raising Children While Disabled is a private group that parents of children of any age can join on Facebook and share thoughts and ideas for how to successfully parent while having a visible or invisible disability or impairment.
They will also be meeting in person the 4th Thursday of the month to share resources with others who have lived experience raising their children while disabled.
Another group, Reigniting the F.L.A.M.E. (Fathers Living Accessible Meaningful Experiences) will be meeting every fourth Wednesday at the Spokane Public Library. Fathers play a huge role in childhood development and this groups wants to help fathers with a disability parent successfully and take care of themselves in the process. Sharing with others is shown to boost confidence if done in a safe, caring space.
There’s a common misconception that disabled people can’t—or worse, shouldn’t—have babies. But the truth is that pregnancy rates among people with physical disabilities are only slightly lower than in the non-disabled population. Yet parents with disabilities face more stigma around how they parent.
If you would like more information on these and other peer groups will be provided if you call 509-606-4639.
25 W Main,
3rd floor #C-1
Spokane, WA 99201
Website – https://dacnw.org/contact/index/
Phone – (509) 606-4639