Leadership and Community Support

Proud Parents Advocacy Organization


The UCEDD participated at the beginning of this CT Council on Developmental Disabilities funded project that brought together families whose parents have differing abilities to support them in preventing disruption of their families.  The result was a website containing plain language resources chosen by parents with differing abilities to help parents be the best parents they can be!  This website can be helpful to families affected by DCF child protective services.  The group recently received the prestigious Paul G. Hearn grant for to further their work.

Click here to access this powerful resource: Parenting Advice Plain Language | proudparents.info


The goal was to empower families to have access to the information they needed to be better parents and provide self-determined plain language resources to DCF for use with individual families to prevent family disruption and support family reunification.


  • Recruitment brochures disseminated to DDS and DCF case managers as well as Community Health Centers throughout the state.
  • Establishment of the Proud Parents self-advocacy group.
  • Community training to members about accessing inclusive educational and community resources for their families.
  • Establishment of the website, https://www.proudparents.info/.


Prepared for submission:  Rammler, L. (2021). A Soft Approach to Providing Support to Parents with Cognitive Challenges.