The Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) provides a variety of services including, Early Learning, Child Welfare, Foster Care, Adoption, At-Risk/Runaway Youth, Independent Living Skills for Foster Youth, and Juvenile Rehabilitation, to name a few. All of these services are required to adhere to the obligations in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to prevent intentional or unintentional discrimination of individuals with disabilities because of their disability.
Being involved with DCYF can often times be overwhelming, besides the information provided in the section coving the ADA, many other reputable organizations have created resources for parents with disabilities involved in child welfare.
General Resources for Parents with Disabilities
- Your Rights as a Person with a Disability in the Child Welfare System
- National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities
- Through the Looking Glass – a national resource, training, and service center for parents with disabilities.
- Parenting with a Disability: Know Your Rights Toolkit
- National Council on Disability
Parents Who are Blind or Have Low-Vision
Parents Who are D/deaf, Deaf-Blind, or Hard of Hearing
- National Association of the Deaf