Help Another Disabled Parent by Showing How You Do it!
Enter Chance to Win a $50 Amazon® Gift Card!
Enter a chance to win a $50 Amazon® Gift Card by submitting a video or photo showing how you parent with a disability for the Disabled Parenting Project (DPP) website. Videos or photos must demonstrate an adaptive parenting technique or equipment you use to help take care of your child. For each video or photo submitted, individuals will be entered into a lottery. Contestants can increase their chances by submitting more than one video or photo!
Videos and photos must be submitted to the DPP via email by April 5, 2017 at 11:59pm EST. Each submission just comply with the DPP Guidelines.
Three parents will win a gift card!
Entries submitted after the deadline will not be included in the lottery. For more information, please email the DPP.
Not all disabilities can be seen or require adaptive technology. Sometimes it just means forcing yourself to parent through the pain, or ask for help more than you really care to. How do you make a video when you are disabled due to an invisible illness??
Robyn Powell says
You’re right. You could describe in a short video some techniques you’ve used to adapt, such as coping mechanisms. This is opened to parents with all disabilities. We want to show how different parents adapt.
Sara Fahlin says
I have no pictures because my three babies are grown. I had babies before blogs, FB, smartphones, etc. I had no one to teach me anything. I have CP and walking was hard, trying to carry a baby scared me to death. So, until the babies were old enough to hold up heads and wrap legs around me, I found a way to get around the house without carrying. Get a sturdy stroller which has the car seat able to attach to it. When doing things around the house, have your infant strapped in the car seat, locked into the stroller. When not doing stuff, to make up for not carrying, I would spend more time snuggling while sitting or napping next to baby. This adaptation really helped my piece of mind, because I could take baby wherever I went, without worrying about falling with the baby.