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Parenting and disability: Disabled parents' experiences of raising children

Richard Olsen


This book reports on the first substantial UK study of parenting, disability, and mental health. It examines the views of parents and children in seventy-five families. Covering a broad spectrum of issues facing disabled parents and their families, the book: provides a comprehensive review of relevant policy issues; explores the barriers to full participation in parenting that disabled parents face; examines the complex ways in which broader social divisions, including gender and socioeconomic status, interact with disability; and advocates measures to support disabled parents and their famili ... More

Keywords: parenting, disability, mental health, children, families, disabled parents, policy, barriers, full participation, social divisions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9781861343642
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861343642.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Olsen, author