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Capitol Correspondence - 12.03.18

Half of Ontario, Canada Women with I/DD Lose Child Custody at Some Point

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According to this abstract of an article in Pediatrics:

“Approximately half of women with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) lose custody of their children at some point in their child’s development, but their rates of and risk factors for newborn discharge to child protective services from the birth hospitalization are relatively unknown.

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Approximately half of women with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) lose custody of their children at some point in their child’s development, but their rates of and risk factors for newborn discharge to child protective services from the birth hospitalization are relatively unknown.”

While the full content of the article is behind a paywall, ANCOR thought this finding could raise interesting points of discussion in the United States.