Viewpoint on desire to have a child and parenthood

As a care worker, you may encounter people with an intellectual disability who want to have a child, or who are already pregnant. How do you deal with that?
Within society, as well as among healthcare professionals, there are people who advocate for and people who object to parenthood for people with an intellectual disability.

What do you think about the topic of people with an intellectual disability who want to have children? What is the viewpoint of the organization where you work? What does your organization have to offer the client? To find out, you can use:

  • The Toolkit: Children, what does that involve? This toolkit contains background information about the topic of the desire to have a child and an explanation about how to use the various materials.
  • The desire to have a child: looking at options. The package contains tools that can be used during team meetings or organizational meetings dedicated to this topic, such that you can further develop your organization’s viewpoint.
  • The game Viewpoint on viewpoint You can use this game to prioritize the topic of a desire to have a child at different levels within the organization.

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