BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

Accessibility help
Text only
BBC Homepage
BBC Radio
Woman's Hour - Weekdays 10-11am, Saturdays 4-5pm
Listen online to Radio 4

Contact Us

Like this page?
Send it to a friend!

Prejudice against families with disabled children 2nd June 2009
Why does it still exist?

Families with disabled children say they want to live ordinary lives, but according to new research most do not feel accepted by their communities. Half still lack access to support services that parents themselves believe are vital for their well-being. So how different is life for families with disabled children compared with 30 years ago. And why, given all the advances that have been made in providing support and changing attitudes, are so many people still facing such profound obstacles? Tara Flood, the Director of ‘Alliance for Inclusive Education’, and Srabani Sen, the Chief Executive of ‘Contact a Family’, join Jane to discuss the issues.

The Alliance for Inclusive Education
Contact  a Family

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites.
Recent items about Family + Relationships
17 March 2010: Maggie Atkinson
11 March 2010: Mothers and Daughters
Listen now to the latest Woman's Hour
Listen Now
Latest programme
Listen again to previous programmes
Listen Again
Previous programmes

Retired? Downsizing? Moving home to be nearer the kids?

We'd like to hear your stories about moving house

Image: Find out how more about the Woman's Hour podcast
More about Woman's Hour podcasts

About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy