How do we help children get the best start in life? We help the whole family get the support they need to thrive. That’s why home visiting programs, like those in the Family Strengthening Network, focus not only on the children, but also on the unique needs of parents. They “meet the family where they are.”
So how can home visitors better support parents with intellectual disabilities? Here are some helpful resources.
- Parenting Resources for Those With Cognitive Limitations (The Association for Successful Parenting)
This page has important articles, websites, curricula, tools, and videos to help parents with cognitive limitations and the people that support them.
- Parenting in Pictures (Raising Children Network)
Parenting videos and photo series on a variety of parenting topics that people with intellectual disabilities or low literacy find helpful.
- Parenting Tips and Strategies from Parents with Disabilities (National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities)
- Trauma-Informed Strategies for Working With Individuals With ID/DD/ASD for Clinical Staff (DMH + UCLA Wellbeing for LA Learning Center)
- Advice for Professionals Working with Parents with Intellectual Disabilities (National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Parenting Workshops (National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities)