Parenting With a Disability Network

… a Resource and Support Network

The Parenting with a Disability Network (PDN) is a peer support and information-sharing network for parents and prospective parents with a disability. The aim of PDN is to develop consumer friendly approaches to parenting with a disability by providing opportunities for networking, peer support, information-sharing and education. We are in the process of evaluating and revitalizing the PDN and we want to hear from you! As a parent or prospective parent with a disability what brought you to this page?  Are you looking for:

  • In-person parenting support groups?
  • One-to-one support?
  • An online pregnancy and parenting support/discussion forum?
  • Resources on parenting with a disability?
  • Workshops and seminars?
  • Research and development of new models of support for parents with a disability?
  • A directory of services in Toronto that support parenting with a disability?
  • Something else?

Please contact to share what you are looking for and help us build PDN programming.

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.