Parenting With a Disability Network

The Parenting with a Disability Network (PDN) is a cross-disability network for parents and prospective parents with disabilities in Toronto and the GTA.  It provides opportunities for networking, peer support, information-sharing and education both in person and online.

The PDN understands that parents with disabilities are experts on their own needs and the needs of their children.  Parenting with a disability may look different for everyone and that’s ok! The PDN Coordinator acts as a resource and referral connection to support parents and prospective parents with disabilities to find and access programs, services and equipment in Toronto to meet their families’ needs and/or their own needs as prospective parents.

The PDN strives to create safe, affirming, and equitable spaces through an inclusive and anti-oppressive framework.  We recognize the barriers faced by parents with disabilities and the multiple and layered ways in which intersections of oppression can impact the experiences of parents and prospective parents with disabilities.

Membership is free!  Fill out a membership form to be added to our mailing list for information about programming.

To connect with the PDN coordinator Rebecca Wood:

Call: 416-599-2458 extension 291

Email: rebecca.wood@cilt.ca

Website: https://www.cilt.ca/programs-and-services/parenting-with-a-disability-network/

Join our group on Facebook:

Search: CILT’s Parenting with a Disability Network

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1351851451648661/

PDN publications:

Some of the publications are available in digital format free of charge. Please consider making a donation to CILT via Canada Help.

  • The Parenting Book for Persons with a Disability: from planning your family to raising adolescents (1999)
  • Nurturing Assistance: A Guide to Providing Physical Assistance for Parents with Disabilities (2002)
    Word version
    PDF version
  • SCHOOL YEAR CHRONICLES: A Personal Collection of Your Child’s School Year Memories” (2009)

Visit the Parenting Resources page.