Fri, 4/5: 1:00 PM
- 3:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Room: Room 006B
This session will highlight research on the challenges of being a parent of a child with a disability across a variety of cultural backgrounds including Hispanic, African American, Asian American, and Haitian American. Parent perspectives from each group will be portrayed and solutions discussed across cultural groups.
Primary Topic Area
Cultural and/or Linguistic Diversity
Secondary Topic Area
African American Mothers of Children With Disabilities and the Research That Ignores Them
The cultural traditions and beliefs, access to resources, and other family rooted parameters have a great influence how the family member with a moderate to severe disability is identified and served. In instances where research addresses such factors, the bulk of the work concentrates on the experiences of families from middle to upper class social strata, European descent, and represent the nuclear family unit. Therefore, this session aims to add to the body of research by examining the narratives of African American parents with children identified with a moderate to severe disability.
, College of Charleston Goose Creek, SC
, College of Charleston Charleston, SC
Asian-American Parents' Perspectives About Parent-Professional Relationships in Special Education
This session focuses on how Asian-American parents who have children with disabilities perceive their relationships with professionals. Presenters, including an Asian-American counselor, discuss complaints about special education service delivery, unique views based on cultural/religious backgrounds, and lack of attention on Asian Americans.
, University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
Dae Eun Shin
, Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services Austin, TX
Factors Influencing the Participation of Latinos in Their Children’s Special Education Process
The presenters will share findings from a study examining the factors that influence the participation of first-generation immigrant Latino parents in the special education process of their children with disabilities. Implications for practitioners and recommendations for facilitating participation will be discussed.
, University of New Orleans Gretna, LA
, University of New Orleans New Orleans, LA
Societal and Emotional Challenges of Hispanic Immigrant Mothers of Children With Disabilities
This study explores some of the societal and emotional challenges faced by monolingual immigrant Hispanic mothers in their roles as primary caregivers of a child with disabilities within a voluntary minority and an orthogonal cultural identification theoretical framework. This session will familiarize participants with the complexities of parenting a child with disabilities while being an immigrant so that these can be addressed when services are provided to immigrant families. Implications for service providers are discussed.
, Minnesota State University Moorhead Moorhead, MN