Dr. Laura Pacheco is a clinician-researcher and coordinates a specialized evidence-based parenting service for persons with intellectual disability in Montreal. She is a consultant for workers in the government, community and legal system. Laura is involved in a number of research projects including her post-doctoral work in the SSHRC research project exploring the support needs and service gaps of parents with intellectual impairment in Canada. Her research interests include intersecting levels of oppression on the lines of ability/disability, gender, culture, service provision to families headed by parents with intellectual disability, participatory approaches and reproductive justice. Laura is a member of IASIDD- Special Interest Group in Parenting and has conducted international trainings, workshops and conferences within this field.