Disabled parents are the only distinct community of parents who must struggle to retain custody of their children solely due to their distinction of being disabled. In all too many cases, the mere existence of a disability is used against the parent without regard to how that individual is actually capable of parenting safely and successfully. Disabled parents have their children removed in welfare cases at a higher rate than non-disabled parents and generally have a more difficult time getting the children returned to them. This program will examine the laws in place which can be used to protect disabled parents and the strategies to address the biases which are present in the courtroom. Our panel includes an expert on disability rights, a former Family Court practitioner with 18 years experience, and a parent whose disability was used against him in child welfare proceedings.
June 07, 2018
Monroe County Bar Center for Education
New York (Skills): 1.00
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Full Price: $110.00