The resistance, persistence, and resilience of Black families raising children with autism / Elizabeth R. Drame, Tara Adams, Veronica R. Nolden, and Judy M. Nardi.
Contributor(s): Adams, Tara | Nardi, Judy MMaterial type: TextDescription: xii, 210 pages : illustration ; 23 cmISBN: 9781433174193; 9781433174186Subject(s): Resources for parents | Resources for practitioners and service providers | Family life | Essay collections | Books by parents
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Emerging from the shadows. -- The autism journey. -- Why you keep holding on to the sauce!? Navigating the gatekeepers. -- Schooling or being schooled. -- You might have a master's degree, but I have a PhD in my child! -- The support you are given vs. the support you create. -- Get your eyes off my child! -- Moving toward the future: The autism village imagined.
"The Resistance, Persistence and Resilience of Black Families Raising Children with Autism presents nuanced perspectives in the form of counternarratives of what Black families who have children with autism experience at the intersection of race, class, disability, gender. We intentionally center the expertise of Black parents, challenging what is considered knowledge, whose knowledge counts, and how knowledge can be co-generated for learning, sharing and advocacy. Our book speaks directly to Black parents on the autism journey. To right systemic racial inequities and to cultivate culturally responsive practices, it is critical for practitioners and professionals, to understand what is known about Black families' experiences with autism in general and how these experiences differ because of our intersecting identities. University faculty and students in programs involving medicine, speech and language pathology, occupational therapy, nursing, political science, school psychology, teaching, special education and leadership can benefit from the wisdom offered by these parents. We anticipate this text being adopted for several courses, including those in departments of Anthropology, Women and Gender Studies, Health Sciences, Psychology, Special Education, Teacher Education, and Administrative Leadership. In addition, given the uniquely Black perspective presented in the text, this text is relevant to other fields, including Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies, Urban Studies, and African American Studies. It is relevant to individuals who wish to better understand how issues of race and intra-racial differences shape lived experiences with disability in American society"--