Publication Date

8-31-2015

DOI (Digital Object Identifier)

10.26716/redlands/doctor/2015.5

Department

Leadership and Higher Education

Degree

Doctor of Education (Ed.D)

Dissertation Chair

Pauline Reynolds, Ph.D.

Committee Members

Rod Goodyear, Ph.D.

Susan Porter, Ph.D.

Keywords

critical race theory, intersectionality, autism

Disciplines

African American Studies | Educational Leadership | Special Education and Teaching

Abstract

This Critical Race Theory study used a qualitative methodology to analyze guided, online response interviews from African-American parents who have sons with eligibilities of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The study focused on the roles these parents played in navigating their son’s K-8 education. The findings indicated some of the parents were isolated and ridiculed, whereas all the parents experienced roles as the Parent Advocate, the Parent Warrior, and the Triumphant Parent all while navigating the intersectionality of race, gender, and disability.

Comments

© 2015 Casaundra Monique McNair

All Rights Reserved

ISBN: 9781339061788

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