Disabled Parenting in an Ableist World | Kara Ayers | TEDxCincinnatiWomen

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People with disabilities are increasingly achieving their dreams to become parents. The strengths and challenges faced by these unique families aren’t what you might expect. Follow and share with Kara Ayers on Facebook @ucucedd and @disabledparentingproject, Twitter @drkaraayers, and on LinkedIn @Kara Ayers! Learn more: https://www.disabledparenting.com/ Kara Ayers, PhD, is the Associate Director and an Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCCEDD). She is Director of the newly formed Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities and also a co-founder of the Disabled Parenting Project. Dr. Ayers’ interests include disability identity/culture, bioethics, community inclusion, and the use of media to teach, empower, and reduce stigma. She serves on multiple task forces and national and state coalitions related to improving outcomes for people with disabilities and infuses the mantra, “Nothing about us without us,” into all of her scholarly and community-based pursuits. While often surrounded by incredible educators, Dr. Ayers cites her children: Eli, Hannah, and Riley as her greatest teachers. Follow and share with Kara Ayers on Facebook @ucucedd and @disabledparentingproject, Twitter@drkaraayers, LinkedIn @Kara Ayers! https://www.disabledparenting.com/ This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx <br> <h3>Auto Generated Captions</h3>

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