2016 Scholarship Applications Now Available
Monday, 28 December 2015 00:00

Through the Looking Glass and its National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families are pleased to announce new scholarships specifically for high school seniors or college students who have parents with disabilities.  A total of fifteen $1000 scholarships will be given out Fall 2016.  These scholarships are part of Through the Looking Glass’ National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families. There are separate eligibility requirements for high school seniors and for college students.

The deadline for all applications is Tuesday March 1, 2016.  This means that all materials must be postmarked no later than this date.

For complete information, procedures and a 2016 Application Form, click the link below and print out the PDF form: 2016 Through the Looking Glass Scholarship Procedures and Application Form - PDF version or Fill-in PDF here

If you prefer a Word document, click this link: 2016 Through the Looking Glass Scholarship Procedures and Application Form - Word version

You can also check out our FAQ page for additional information on TLG's Scholarships.

If you're looking for additional scholarship resources, please see our list specifically for students who have a parent with a disability and/or students who have a disability themselves:

Historic Announcement from DOJ and HHS
Monday, 10 August 2015 14:06

Today the U. S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division together with the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Civil Rights and Administration for Children and Families issued joint technical assistance about the applicability of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to the administration of child welfare programs, activities, and services. This technical assistance includes a cover letter to stakeholders and an explanatory document that contains a question and answer section. This technical assistance is intended to help child welfare agencies and family courts understand their obligations under Federal law to ensure that parents and prospective parents with disabilities receive equal treatment and equal access to parenting opportunities. In many ways, this is a culmination of the work TLG has engaged in and promoted for over 30 years.

See the formal announcement:

How Many Parents with Disabilities are there in the U.S.?

How many parents with disabilities are there in the U.S.? Estimates of the numbers of U.S. parents with disabilities vary between 4.1 million to 9 million. The different estimates reflect different national data sources (American Community Survey, the National Health Interview Survey, the Survey of Program Participation) each of which determines and defines disability somewhat differently. Estimates of the number of parents with disabilities also vary according to whether the estimate includes parents whose children do not live with them or children who are 18 years or older. See United States data with State by State and County by County

Free Downloads from TLG

Click on any of the links below for free publications and guides from Through the Looking Glass:

Classroom Guide for Teachers concerning Parents with Disabilities and their Children

Guidelines for Practice with Parents with Intellectual Disabilities and their Children

Deaf Parents and Their Hearing Children

Babycare Assistive Technology for Parents with Physical Disabilities

Babycare Assistive Technology

A Disability Culture Perspective on Early Intervention with Parents with Physical or Cognitive Disabilities and their Infants

Are Children of Disabled Parents at Risk for Parentification?

The Parents with Disabilities and Their Teens Project

Keeping Our Families Together: A Report of the National Task Force on Parents with Disabilities and their Families

Adapting Through the Looking Glass’ Intervention Model for Deaf Parents and their Children

California Adoption Agencies: How Do They Assess Parents with Disabilities?

Parents With Physical, Systemic, or Visual Disabilities

Help Grow the TLG Donor Tree

Donor Tree: Through the Looking Glass

To celebrate our 31 years of service, TLG invites you to help us continue our work with families with disabilities by purchasing a leaf or dove for TLG’s Donor Tree.

Download TLG's Donor Tree Donation Form

Since 1982, Through the Looking Glass (TLG) has grown from a small back-yard nonprofit organization to a nationally and internationally recognized leader in providing services and resources for families with disabilities in the Bay Area as well as throughout the U.S. TLG’s recent growth includes our new location at the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley as well as TLG’s new Early Head Start Center.

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