Disabled Isn’t a Bad Word: Parenting without Pity
Rooted in Rights is producing a storytelling resource for disabled parents to educate parents of disabled children. We are doing this because we believe disabled children are much more likely to develop the confidence and skills they need to advocate for themselves and feel pride in their disabled identity if their non-disabled parents can interact and learn from the disabled community.
This project will create ties between disabled and non-disabled parents to share resources, discuss identity and create a greater positive community of support and belonging for kids with disabilities— many of whom do not have parents who have experienced their own disabilities
Call for Stories
Are you a disabled parent? Please respond to the following questions. You can also contact us directly at parents at rootedinrights.org.
More about Rooted in Rights
Rooted in Rights is a team of disabled storytellers. Our desire to work on this project comes from our own experiences. Our Program Director is a disabled mom of a disabled child, whose own experience being raised by non-disabled parents informs her desire to help non-disabled parents be better allies for their disabled children.