DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
Leadership and Higher Education
Doctor of Education (Ed.D)
Pauline Reynolds, Ph.D.
Rod Goodyear, Ph.D.
Susan Porter, Ph.D.
critical race theory, intersectionality, autism
African American Studies | Educational Leadership | Special Education and Teaching
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.
McNair, Casaundra Monique, "My Life, My Son, Our Journey: Case Studies Examining Roles of African-American Parents of Autistic Males" (2015). Ed.D. Dissertations in Leadership for Educational Justice. 32.