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Parents with Intellectual Disabilities – Services, Resources

Community Living Association has a program supporting Parents with Intellectual disabilities. Please contact CLA on ph 07-32665633  or check their website at www.communityliving.org.au.


Healthy Start previously supported 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.


We’ve Got This: Parenting with a Disability – ABC Life Matters

We’ve Got This: Parenting with a Disability is a new series produced by Eliza Hull. Eliza has a neurological condition ‘Charcot Marie Tooth’, and she’s the ABC’s 2018 Regional Storyteller Scholarship recipient. When Eliza was pregnant with her daughter, she felt unrepresented in every one of the countless parenting books. Discouraged, she was prompted to develop a project sharing the stories of parents with disabilities in a way that could accurately represent each family’s life. The series explores the complexities that parenting with a disability brings, whilst also challenging the stigmas and stereotypes. Click on link below.



Emerging Minds leads the National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health, delivered in partnership with the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), the Australian National University (ANU), the Parenting Research Centre (PRC) and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). It develops mental health policy, services, interventions, training, programs and resources in response to the needs of professionals, children and their families. We partner with family members, national and international organisations to implement evidence-based practice into the Australian context. Our resources are freely available on the website.

Click on the following link. www.emergingminds.com.au.