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Removing Babies from Disabled Parents

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I am not a parent, I probably don’t fall into the category described in the article, I have not read everything there is to read about the case, and I do not live in Australia. However, I found the article interesting enough to ask for your opinion.

Do you think removing a baby from a cognitively impaired parent is appropriate?

Would your decision change if the cognitive impairment was due to a brain injury rather than a developmental disability? Would your opinion change if the parent received a brain injury due to an accident involving a drunk driver and a young child or teenager rather than a baby?


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Thanks to Miki Perkins for writing the article that sparked my curiosity; The Age for committing its resources to publishing the article; Google for helping me find the article; and all the people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to include the picture and text in this post.

Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.