C. Parents and Other Adult Caregivers with Disabilities and Child Welfare

Federal law prohibits governmental agencies, including child welfare and court systems, from discriminating against people with disabilities in their services, programs, and activities. Agencies in the child welfare system must provide accommodations to ensure persons with disabilities have equal opportunity to access services to ensure safety, permanency, and well-being for the children and families DFPS serves

See the DFPS Resource Guide - Working with Persons with Disabilities for information on working with persons with disabilities in the child welfare system, including specific suggestions for reasonable accommodations for a parent with a disability when child safety is involved.