Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

My Life, My Son, Our Journey: Case Studies Examining Roles of African-American Parents of Autistic Males
by McNair, Casaundra Monique, Ed.D., University of Redlands, 2015, 161; 3723433
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reynolds, Pauline
Commitee: Goodyear, Rodney, Porter, Susan
School: University of Redlands
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 77/02(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: African American Studies, Education, Special education
Keywords: Autism, Critical race theory, Education, Intersectionality
Publication Number: 3723433
ISBN: 978-1-339-06178-8
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