Report: Disabled Parents Fight Bias

    In this Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 photo, twins Abigail and Noah Thomas, 8, ride on the motorized wheelchair of their mother, Jenn Thomas, on their way to a school book fair in Arlington Heights, Ill. Thomas, a 36-year-old mom who has cerebral palsy, says her twins occasionally complain about having to do a few extra chores around the house to help her. Abigail nods and smiles upon hearing this, but says for the most part, their lives are "kind of normal." For her, having a mom with a disability is just how it is, she says, shrugging. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)

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    American parents with disabilities still face substantial bias, according to a new report from the National Council on Disability. From a California mother with cerebral palsy to a blind Missouri couple, the difficult work of being a parent is made even harder for disabled parents by a system that is still biased against them, according to the report. Child-welfare laws in many states allow courts to determine that a disabled parent is unfit to care for a child. Such barriers are violations of the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act, advocates say.

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