We're running out of time.
The clock is ticking down on our research project and we need your help.
We've gotten an extension of time through August 2002 to collect data.
Please help us spread the word about our Parents with Disabilities and Their
Teens survey with the information below. If you would prefer me to send it
as an attachment just let me know. Feel free to post the info below on your
website, in your newsletter, in your magazine and/or distribute it to others
who may be interested in participating. Edit as needed to fit your needs.
Kindly let me know if you're able to use this information in any way.
Through the Looking Glass
2198 6th Street #100
Berkeley, CA 94710
Voice: (510) 848-1112, ext. 174
Toll Free: (800) 644-2666
TTY: (800) 804-1616
FAX: (510) 848-4445
SEEKING: Parents with Disabilities and Their Teens
CONTACT: Nancy Freed
(510) 848-1112 ext. 174
Voice: (800) 644-2666
TTY: (800) 804-1616
Email: [log in to unmask]
Berkeley, CA - Through August 2002 -Through the Looking Glass, National
Resource Center for Parents with Disabilities, is a community based nonprofit
organization. Through the Looking Glass is conducting a nationwide project
to learn more about families in which a parent with a disability is raising a
teen (11-17 years old). The National Institute on Disability Research and
Rehabilitation, part of the Department of Education, funds this project. The
staff is comprised of various specialists who have diverse cultural
backgrounds, and nearly 80% of the 40 staff members are disabled, parents of
disabled children, or members of families with disabilities.
** WHAT DO WE MEAN BY DISABILITY?**
Disability can involve physical, visual, systemic, hearing, cognitive,
learning, developmental and mental health issues. Why are we conducting
research? Although there are over 10 million families in which one or both
parents have a disability, relatively little is known about the experiences
of these families.
** WHO CAN PARTICIPATE**
Parents with disabilities and Deaf parents who have teenagers (children 11 to
17 years of age). The parent and the teenager are both welcome to
** WAYS TO GET INVOLVED**
-- Participate in a national survey of parents with disabilities who are
raising teens age 11-17. Your teen can also fill out a survey and receive $5
-- Surveys are available in a variety of formats: Online and printable at our
website, in Spanish, over the phone, and in a version specific to Deaf
-- Deaf parents can participate in a face-to-face interview in ASL if you
live in or near one of the following cities: San Francisco, Seattle, Santa
Fe, New York, Kansas City, or Washington, DC.
** HOW TO CONTACT US**
-- Call Nancy Freed at (510) 848-1112 ext. 174, Toll Free (800) 644-2666, TTY
-- Request a survey by email [log in to unmask] or contact
Nancy Freed at the above telephone number.
-- Online and printable survey at our Website: www.lookingglass.org
** Through the Looking Glass, The National Resource Center for Parents with
Disabilities, is a nonprofit organization in Berkeley, CA that serves
families in which a parent or child has a disability. Current projects
include The National Parent to Parent Network for parents with disabilities.
For more information on these projects please contact Through the Looking