Parenting Discussion Forum
Discussion Forum: Pregnancy and Childbirth
Date: 20th May 2020
Location: Centre for Disability Law and Policy, Institute for Lifecourse and Society, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Time: 10am until 4pm
The goal of this closed forum is to enable frank conversations among stakeholders from the fields of law, health, social care, and people with disabilities concerning the barriers and opportunities faced by disabled people in Parenting.
The numbers attending this forum will be limited as we are looking for people with a specific interest in parenting.
We will present a working paper on parenting that will be circulated prior to the forum taking place.
General Discussion Fora
The goal of the discussion fora is to enable frank conversations among stakeholders from the fields of law, health, social care, and the disability community concerning the barriers and opportunities for securing reproductive justice.
We will be having four discussion fora:
- Fertility and contraception (including assisted reproduction and
- Pregnancy (including surrogacy) and birth;
- Parenting (including adoption).
The numbers attending these fora will be limited.
Participants in the fora will be drawn from four main sectors – disabled people, and researchers or practitioners from the domains of law, healthcare and social care.
For each forum, a working paper summarising the existing literature and project data (covering relevant law and policy, lived experience and practice) in that particular domain will be circulated in advance by the project research team. A lead participant will be selected from each of the four sectors (disability, law, health, social care) to will present discussion points from their personal and professional experiences for the group to consider.