What Works for parents with intellectual disabilities? (WC2012-022)

Background

Starting date: 01/09/2008

Becoming a parent is one of the most intense transitions in a person’s life. A small but increasing number of persons with intellectual disabilities (ID) also experiences this transition. Research shows that children of parents with ID are at significant risk for maladaptive parenting, including abuse and neglect. Although there is a clear need for parenting support for people with ID, a large proportion of parents with ID is not reached with parenting support or deems the support offered as unhelpful. Little is known on how to make support more effective for parents with these difficulties.