(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Cerebral Palsy (CP): This a very broad umbrella term that is used to describe a group of chronic, non-hereditary condition of varying severity that are believed to be the result of faulty development of, or damage to, the motor areas in the brain, which then causes a disruption in the brain's... [more
Positive Behavioral Support in the Home and Community: A Bibliography for Families
Introduction NICHCY receives hundreds of requests for information about ways to address the challenging behaviors of children with disabilities. We have compiled this bibliography to help families identify the many materials available on the subject of problem behaviors, behavioral disorders, and...
Resources for Families and Children with Disabilities
Resources for Families and Children with Disabilities (8/01) National Associations (some have monthly newsletters and state/local branches) Alliance of Genetic Support Groups 4301 Connecticut Ave. NW #404 Washington, DC 20008-2304 (800) 336-GENE (336-4363)-helpline only (202) 966-5557 Fax: (202)... Adoption Ability - Not Disability - Disabled Can Adopt
People with disabilities can adopt. It's the law. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), many with disabilities qualify to be considered as adoptive parents. It's the law. And it applies to both public and private adoption agencies. No Categorical Rejection ... Who's Teaching Our Children with Disabilities?
Introduction Each day in the United States millions of children go off to school, all with different strengths and weaknesses, abilities and disabilities. Over five million of these children have been identified as having a specific disability such as autism, mental retardation, cerebral palsy,...
Older Child Adoption = Special Needs Adoption
October 29, 2009, 7:04 pm
Two years ago if you would have asked me if we were going to adopt children with special needs, I would have felt bad for saying no , and gone over our reasons why we were not adopting special needs children. Like many people I saw special needs children as kids with chronic conditions like... Staying!
March 6, 2013, 12:25 pm
My mom never really talked about the hard times she had with me as a kid, but there was one story I remembered hearing her tell another young lady who had adopted a child that always kind of stuck with me throughout the years. When I was three days old my parents came and picked me up. It was a... Managing the Stress of an Unplanned Pregnancy
September 30, 2009, 6:32 pm
Pregnancy can be stressful. Even pregnancies that were meticulously planned can be wrought with tension and anxiety. The truth is that growing a child in your womb may be a natural process but, thanks to technology, we're also keenly aware of what can go wrong. Add in the emotions that a mother...