Stereotypes, parents with intellectual disability and child protection

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Abstract:

As more people with intellectual disability have children, serious concerns are being raised about the unusually high rate at which their children are removed. This review describes how parents with intellectual disability fare in child protection and court processes and offers both an empirical and a legal critique of frequently encountered presumptions about their parenting capacity.

Keywords: child removal; discrimination; intellectual disability; parenting

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09649060210161294

Affiliations: Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney

Publication date: August 1, 2002

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