The National Family and Parenting Institute (UK) undertook research into improving supportive practice for disabled parents. The aim of this study is to provide practitioners with ideas and examples of creative ways of meeting disabled parents' needs.
All parents need assistance with parenting. For many disabled parents, standard sources of support are inaccessible or not adapted. Good practice will involve challenging assumptions that a disabled parent automatically equates to a child in need. Suitable, timely, imaginative and flexible support with parenting will generally be the best way to ensure that their children's needs and best interests are met.