Healthy Start is funded to support parents with learning disabilities and works with University of Sydney and the Parenting Research Centre. Healthy Start have a great range of resources and information available online regarding supporting parents who have an intellectual disability. Please take the time to explore their website. www.healthystart.net.au.
Some papers include:
Practice Point: What is intellectual disability anyway? Click on https://www.parentingrc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/What_is_Intellectual_Disability.pdf
Practice Point: Advocacy Support During Child Protection Involvement. Click on: https://www.parentingrc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Advocacy-Support-During-Child-Protection.pdf
Practice Point: Implementing Parent Education Programs. Click on: https://www.parentingrc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/Practice_Point_Implementing_Parent_Education.pdf
The Bumpy Road – Easy English fact sheets for parents with intellectual difficulties dealing with the child protection system. It is advice from parents with experience. Developed by The Wash House. © Copyright The WASH House Inc. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org. It is not legal advice and it is based on families in NSW only. Some useful information for QLD.
BOLD Network: WWILD supports the BOLD Network (Better Outcomes for Parents with Intellectual Disabilities), a group of professionals and organisations seeking social change for parents with intellectual disabilities in Queensland, to keep their families together where possible. For more information about the BOLD Network, call WWILD.
Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety. (2020). Violence prevention and early intervention for mothers and children with disability: Building promising practice: Key findings and future directions (Research to policy and practice, 16/2020). Sydney: ANROWS. Download report
Collings, S., Spencer, M., Dew A. & Dowse L. (2018): ‘She was there if I needed to talk or to try and get my point across’: specialist advocacy for parents with intellectual disability in the Australian child protection system. Australian Journal of Human Rights, To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.1080/1323238X.2018.1478595
Lamont, A. (n.d). Presentation on Parental Intellectual Disability and Child Protection: Key Issues. National Child Protection Clearinghouse. Australian Government Australian Institute of Family Studies. ACT.
Man, N., Llewellyn, G., & Wade, C. (July 2014). Estimated Prevalence and Living Circumstances of Parents with Intellectual Disability in Australia from Selected National Surveys: Technical Report 1. Lidcombe, NSW: University of Sydney, available at http://www.healthystart.net.au/images/resources/04-Exploring-Research-Evidence/PrevalenceStudy_TechnicalReport_1_Aug2014.pdf
McConnell, D., Llewellyn, G. And Ferronato, L. (2000). Parents with a Disability and the NSW Children’s Court. The Family Support and Services Project. The University of Sydney: Sydney NSW. Available at: http://sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/afdsrc/docs/mcconnell-parents.pdf
McConnell, D., Dalziel, A., Llewellyn, G., Laidlaw, K. and Hindmarsh, G. (2008). Strengthing the social relationships of mothers with learning difficulties. British journal of Learning Disabilities, 37. Pp 66-75.
Mildon, R. and Mathews, J. (n.d). Best practice in parenting education- Understanding and Supporting Parents with Learning Difficulties. Victorian Government Department of Human Services, Victorian Parenting Centre: Carlton, VIC. 28 pgs.
Munford, R, Sanders, J, Veitch, BM & Conder, J 2008, ‘Looking inside the bag of tools: creating research encounters with parents with an intellectual disability’, Disability and Society, 23, pp. 337-347.
Norah Fry Research Centre (2006). Providing the Right Support- an evaluation of the North Eastern Parent Support service and Walsall Parents Advocacy service- Executive Summary. Norah Fry Research Centre, University of Bristol. Bristol: UK.
Tarleton, B., Ward, L. and Howarth, J. (2006). Finding the right support? A review of the issues and positive practice when supporting parents with learning difficulties and their children. The Baring Foundation. London: United Kingdom.
Wade, C., Llewellyn, G. and Matthews, J. (2008) Review of Parent Training Interventions for
Parents with Intellectual Disability. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 21, pp. 351–366. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-3148.2008.00449.x
Walker, C. and Smith, R. (2007). Presentation on Working together when parents have learning disabilities. Presented at the Working Together with Parents Network 21st June 2007: Bristol United Kingdom.Available at: