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RIGHTS Report: Disabled Parents Fight Bias Martha Irvine / AP Photo

Report: Disabled Parents Fight Bias

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.

November 26, 2012 6:54 AM