Parents with Disabilities Fight to Keep Their Children

Many of the experts the CPS consult do not have enough experience to fairly evaluate parents

When parents with disabilities are reported to their state’s CPS, they face overwhelming consequences. CPS departments have the obligation to act and research these families situations according to the law. The CPS would typically hire experts to help them to assess these families, but Brisson claims that many of these specialists have little or no experience  in working with people with disabilities and cannot adequately and fairly evaluate parents who are disabled. Courts do not realize this problem and err on the side of caution, so they usually move to terminate the rights of parents with disabilities without adequate evidence.

It doesn’t matter what type of disability the parents have. Those with physical, sensory, psychiatric or intellectual issues are all put under a microscope.