“Dating is seamless,” said no one ever. For the most part, it’s safe to say that we all face ups and downs, with some high ups and low downs sprinkled in as well, when it comes to dating. Perhaps someone is new to the world of dating and doesn’t know where to begin. Or maybe someone believes that his or her world is different (or has been different) than everyone else’s but maybe, just maybe, there are others out there who are going through the same things. Fortunately, many individuals with disabilities have shared articles addressing the world of dating when having a disability.
Having a Disability and Dating
Dating with a Disability – by D’Arcee Neal, from Voices of UCP.
Online dating is hard enough. Try doing it with a disability – by Timothy Sykes from TheGuardian.com.
Dating with a Physical Disability – by Kent Miller from Match.com.
Disabled Woman Tackles the Dating Site Trolls – by Stephanie Woodward from The DailyBeast.com.
Parenting and Having a Disability
Do the thoughts, “How am I going to take care of him/her?” or “What is he/she going to think of me and my disability when he/she grows up?” ever come to mind when thinking about parenting? Of course, everyone (of all abilities) is different but keep in mind: There ARE MANY people with a range of disabilities who are parents– and doing just fine!
Ms. Wheelchair Michigan 2014 Shares Journey to Parenthood – Kelsey Kleimola, Ms. Wheelchair Michigan 2014 chats with UCP about her desire to one-day have a family and her journey of achieving it.
Through the Looking Glass: National Center for Parents with Disabilities – The National Center empowers parents and potential parents with disabilities by disseminating disability-appropriate information regarding parenting to parents, disability advocates, and legal, medical, intervention and social services providers. Their overall goal is to increase information and support more disability-appropriate resources for parents with disabilities and their children throughout the U.S.