Mothers with Disabilities
Michele Wates is a pivotal linchpin in the U.K. disabled parenting movement. Fighting social structures that perceive children of disabled parents as “overburdened carers”, a national movement has been created (Disabled Parents Network). Michele has often been both the chronicler of this movement as well as it’s “insider” researcher.
Wates, M., & Jade, R. (1999). Bigger Than the Sky: Disabled Women on Parenting. London: The Women's Press Ltd.
Wates, M. (1997). Disabled Parents: Dispelling the Myths. Cambridge, UK: National Childbirth Trust.
Wates, M. (2002). Supporting Disabled Adults in their Parenting Role. London, UK: Joseph Roundtree Foundation.
Through the Looking Glass, Berkeley, California
Kirshbaum, M: Family context and disability culture reframing: Through the looking glass. The Family Psychologist 10(Fall):8-12 ,1994.
Through the Looking Glass: Developing Adaptive Equipment and Adaptive Techniques for Physically Disabled Parents and their Babies within the Context of Psychosocial Services. Berkeley, CA: Through the Looking Glass, 1995.
Rogers, J., & Matsumura, M. (1991) Mother To Be: A Guide to Pregnancy and Birth for Women with Disabilities. New York: Demos Vermande [note: new edition is at the publisher’s]
Kirshbaum M (1995) Serving families with disability issues: Through the looking glass. Marriage and Family Review 21(Winter 1/2):9-28,1995.
Kirshbaum M, Rinne, Girl (1985) Parents with physical disabilities. In Maternity Nursing: Dimensions of Change, M Enriquez, M Auvenshine (eds). Wadsworth Press:645-669, 1985
Kirshbaum M (1988) Parents with physical disabilities and their babies. Zero to Three 8 (5) : 8-15,1988, June.
Toms Barker, L., & Maralani, V. (1997). Challenges and Strategies of Disabled Parents: Findings from a National Survey of Parents with Disabilities. Berkeley, CA: Through the Looking Glass.
MOTHERS FROM HELL
O'Toole,C.J. (2002) Report on International Conference on Parents with Disabilities & Their Families. Disability World, Issue no. 16 November-December
Artemis, R., & Maxwell, J. (1995). Lesbian and Bisexual Mothers. In D. W. s. N. Ontario (Ed.), Women with Disabilities and Mothering: Sharing our stories, exploring our options. Geneva Park, Ontario, Canada.
Berman-Bieler, Rosangela (1997, Fall 1997). The right to maternity. One in Ten, 17, 8-10.
Blakford, K. (1993) Erasing Mothers with Disabilities through Canadian family-related Policy. Disability, Handicap and Society, Vol.8, No.3.
D'aoust, V. (1999). Complications: The Deaf community, disability and being a lesbian mom - A conversation with myself. Restricted Access: Lesbians on Disability. V. Brownworth and S. Raffo. Seattle, Seal Press.
Kent, D. (2002). Beyond Expectations: Being Blind and Becoming a Mother. Sexuality and Disability, 20(1).
Kirshbaum, M: A disability culture perspective on early intervention with parents with physical or cognitive disabilities and their babies. Infant and Young Children, 13(2), 2000
Llewellyn, G. (2002) Sharing the Care of Children: Mothers with Intellectual Disabilities, Keynote, Second International Conference on Parents with Disabilities, Oakland, California, May 3, 2002.
Llewellyn, G. (1995) Relationships and social support: Views of parents with mental retardation/intellectual disability. Mental Retardation, 33(6): 349-363, 1995
O’Toole, C.J. (2002) Sex, disability and motherhood: Access to sexuality for disabled mothers. Disability Studies Quarterly, Fall 2002, 22(4), 81-101.
O'Toole, C. J., & D'aoust, V. (2000). Fit for Motherhood: Towards a Recognition of Multiplicity in Disabled Lesbian Mothers. Disability Studies Quarterly, 20(2), 145-154.
O’Toole, C.J., Doe, T. (2002) Sexuality and Disabled Parents with Disabled Children. Sexuality and Disability. Spring 2002, 20(1), 89-102.
Sherer Jacobson, D. (1999). The Question of David. Berkeley: Creative Arts Book Company.