January 12, 2022 –
What is “adequate” and “good enough” parenting? This FREE webinar will explore what those terms mean and how it pertains to parents living with IDD. Research shows that up to 80% of all parents with IDD lose custody of their child(ren). We will explore why that number is so high. Is it due to actual deficits or system bias? We will look at potential biases in our own work and rethink what are reasonable and realistic expectations. We welcome parents with disabilities, families and friends of individuals with disabilities, and professionals.
Presented by Susan “Sue” Jones, who for 35+ years has specialized in supporting parents with intellectual challenges. She is one of the principal founders and former Co-President of The Association for Successful Parenting and is currently a Senior Board Member. Susan has recently retired from being the Department Director of the Family and Youth Services Department for The United Arc of Turners Falls MA, though she is continuing to provide consultation . She directed the Positive Parenting Program, which provides comprehensive services to parents with learning differences through in-home parent training, instructional supervised supervisions, parent educational and support groups, and Transitional Support Housing and the Caregiver program. Susan has conducted over 30+ years of training on working with parents living with intellectual disabilities regionally, nationally, and internationally. Susan has contributed to several projects in the field, including working with Leigh Ann Davis of The Arc of United States, to develop a curriculum for working with parents living with ID and contributing to the Nation Council on Disability report “Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children”.
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