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If You Are A Parent with A Disability, The Disabled Parenting Project Wants to Hear from You!

Logo - Disabled Parenting ProjectIf you are a parent with a disability, the Disabled Parenting Project wants to talk with you about your experiences! Specifically, we are seeking parents willing to share their stories. Video interviews will be posted, in part or whole, on the Disabled Parenting Project’s website for others to learn from. To volunteer, you must:

  • Be a parent with a disability
  • Have at least one child under the age of 18
  • Live in the United States
  • Speak English
  • Be 18 or older

To thank you for being interviewed, we will pay you a $50 Amazon gift card. 

Interested? Please contact Robyn Powell at

Privacy: Your participation is completely voluntary. Nothing will happen to any services you receive if you decide not to take part. A summary of the interview will be shared in our publications but will not identify you in any way. With your permission, your first name will be published on the Disabled Parenting Project’s website along with the recorded interview.


  1. Janet D Gonzalez says

    I am a mother of a 14 yr old boy and I am a mother with a spinal cord injury/

  2. LaDonna Kirkaldie says

    Why only parents with children under 18 yrs of age. You can learn a lot from those of us who have a disability and raised our children to become wonderful adults with careers and successful lives. Mine are 31 and 28 yrs…I raised them mostly on my own and my youngest got her masters in Social Work and is doing quite well in her profession. The other one is in a happy long term relationship and living her life. I’ve also helped with my grandkids.

  3. S. Vittitow says

    I agree with LaDonna Kirkaldie above. My disabled child is 35. You need to know what the adult experience is like. You cannot prepare a disabled child for the future unless you know what the experience is for the disabled child who has been through this life-long!

  4. Sharon omachel says

    I agree with LaDonna. I raised my five children with a disability. The oldest is 35 and youngest is 22. We had many challenges, but worked through them.

  5. Andrea Reaves says

    I’m a mother to a 2 year old beautiful and healthy little girl and I have a complete C6 spinal cord injury. Being a mother was always something I hoped for and wanted to be as long as I can remember.

  6. I am a mother to three children. I have had all 3 while being spinal cord injured. I was injured since age 14. My children are 27, 19, and 11. Two of my children have been diagnosed with developmental disabilities. I would be very interested in participating.

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