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A guide to help health professionals from a range of settings work effectively with new deaf mothers and their partners. This guide gives health care professionals an idea of how to ensure services are accessible to deaf parents. Additional information of specific relevance to midwives is also provided throughout this guide. 25 pages, 200
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This discusses parents’ solutions, strategies and ideas for carrying babies and young children on wheelchairs and scooters, including possible adaptations, alongside a list of important safety considerations. It also gives details of useful organisations and websites for further advice.
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Offers information on organisations, resources and equipment which may be helpful when becoming a parent and throughout parenthood. It is part of the Having a baby pack. This pack guides visually impaired people through the process of becoming a parent, and assists professionals in understanding how to meet the needs of this group. Other titles in this series are: Planning, pregnancy and birth From birth onwards 45 pages. Published: 2006      
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Contains information on various aspects of baby care for one-handed parents, including lifting and carrying, nappy changing, feeding, going out and about, bathing and bedtime. For each task area, the guide suggests things to consider and also offers practical tips and equipment ideas. The guide is aimed at parents who need to carry out tasks with one hand, and may also be useful for health professionals supporting one-handed parents. (April 2009).
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Contains details of various reading and reference materials on the subject of disabled parenting, including books, reports, journal articles, legislation and government guidance. These may provide useful background reading for disabled parents, the professionals supporting them such as advocates, solicitors, barristers and health and social care workers, as well as students, and anyone who wishes to read or learn about disabled parenting. 28 pages. Published: 2011
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Offers practical information and guidance on all stages of having a baby, from pre-pregnancy planning, antenatal care and birth options, to preparing for and adjusting to new parenthood. At each stage the guide suggests points to consider and offers practical tips and equipment ideas, as well as providing information on rights. The guide is aimed at physically disabled parents and parents-to-be, as well as the health and social care professionals who support them. 134 pages. Published: 2010.
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This innovative DVD for deaf parents and parents-to-be is presented in British Sign Language with sub-titles and voice-over. It comes with supplementary pictorial leaflets on health visitors and feeding. Commissioned by DPPI, the development of these resources was deaf-led and parent-led with the input of a wide range of health professionals. It was produced by Remark!, a deaf production company. It is envisaged that they will be used by deaf parents, and professionals working with them. 1 hour. Published: 2006
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This guide provides information to help teachers and support staff in education to work effectively with deaf parents and their children. From deaf awareness and the Disability Discrimination Act through to home-school communication and parents’ evenings, this publication offers guidance on how to ensure education services are accessible to deaf parents. 21 pages.     Published: 2007
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Primarily aimed at professionals and students who work with parents with a learning disability. This guide contains an introduction to some of the issues faced by this group of parents, along with a collection of resources and contacts. These include national organisations, websites and contacts; local projects & services; accessible information for parents; tools, guidance and resources for professionals; and further reading for professionals. 44 pages. Published: 2011
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This guide provides parents and professionals with a wealth of information and suggestions to help parents support their children at school, and includes a checklist of questions for professionals to address in order to enable this group of parents to support their children’s education. This is one of a series of guides which aim to provide information on how to overcome barriers to parents’ involvement in their children’s education. Other titles in the series are: • Choosing and applying for schools • Education resources and contacts 31 pages.     Published: 2007
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Provides parents with information and suggestions to help them understand the processes involved and the choices that they will have to make in finding a school place for their child. It is one of a series of guides providing information on how to overcome barriers to parents’ involvement in their children’s education. Other titles in the series are: • Supporting children at school • Education resources and contacts 22 pages. Published: 2007     
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Provides information on resources and organisations relevant to visually impaired parents supporting their children at school, and also for education professionals working with them. It is one of a series of guides providing information on how to overcome barriers to parents’ involvement in their children’s education. Other titles in the series are: • Choosing and applying for schools • Supporting children at school   24 pages. Published: 2007 
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This guide looks at the range of cot options available, covering the main different cot designs and some of the key commercially available cots and beds. It guides the reader through the key points to consider when choosing a cot or bed or adapting a cot. It also lists details of a range of organisations, manufacturers and suppliers that may be of help to disabled people choosing a cot or bed.
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This guide offers information and tips for the planning and antenatal stages through to the birth of the baby. It is part of the Having a baby pack. This pack guides visually impaired people through the process of becoming a parent, and assists professionals in understanding how to meet the needs of this group. Other titles in this series are: From birth onwards Useful resources for parenthood 54 pages. Published: 2006     
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Report on a UK study on physically disabled parents' experiences of maternity services. Reveals that physically disabled people embarking on parenthood face a number of challenges in getting appropriate information and support, including negative attitudes from some health professionals, a lack of knowledge and information available for both parents and professionals, as well as poor communication between disabled parents and professionals. 9 pages, June 2009
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From birth onwards offers of information and tips for the postnatal stages, becoming a parent and caring for a new baby. It is part of the Having a baby pack. This pack guides visually impaired people through the process of becoming a parent, and assists professionals in understanding how to meet the needs of this group. Other titles in this series are: Planning, pregnancy and birth Useful resources for parenthood 52 pages. Published: 2006  
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