Kylie is a 28-year-old woman who was diagnosed with a learning disability (mild, hidden) and Tuberous Sclerosis (affecting her lungs). She lives in a large city in Alberta with her common-law partner who does not have a disability. They have been together for the last 6 years, and have a 20-month-old daughter. Kylie attended regular classes until grade 6. After that, she was placed in a segregated setting because doctors and her parents believed regular classes would be difficult for her. She took sex education classes in school. Beginning in childhood, Kylie’s parents isolated her and, in attempt to protect her, constrained her social life. Her first boyfriend was very violent and was mentally, emotionally, and sexually abusive. Since she was not given many tools to help her interpret and negotiate interpersonal relationships, she did not recognize the abusive nature of that relationship until a police woman suggested that she visit a women’s shelter. Kylie states that the fact that she has a hidden disability makes it harder for her to obtain supports from the government and private agencies. However, she received extraordinary support from one of her workers who later became her friend. Growing up, Kylie was discouraged from having kids by her parents, teachers, and doctors because she was not seen as someone who could care for a child. When Kylie became pregnant with her daughter, everyone around her was against her pregnancy, and her doctor even recommended that she terminate it. Even though Kylie accomplished much more than others expected– she earned a college certificate, got a drivers’ licence, and she manages her role as a parent quite successfully – her mother still sees her as an incompetent parent.