Meeting families where they are : building equity through advocacy with diverse schools and communities / Beth Harry, Lydia Ocasio-Stoutenburg.
- New York : Teachers College Press, 
- Disability, culture, and equity series
Disability, culture, and equity series
vii, 183 pages ; 24 cm.
- Special education -- Parent participation -- United States.
Children with disabilities -- Education -- United States.
Students with disabilities -- United States -- Services for.
Parents of children with disabilities -- Services for -- United States.
Children of minorities -- Education -- United States.
Minority students -- Services for -- United States.
- "The authors examine the importance of equitable family advocacy in special education professionals' work, in order to redress inequities that often challenge children's and families' rights to sufficient and equitable educational outcomes. Harry and Ocasio-Stoutenburg draw on intersectionality to inform the work of advocacy. In the words of the authors, "our purpose is to change the language of advocacy from its original meaning of one who speaks for-to one who speaks with." Advocacy is not a "one size fits all" kind of work. The authors examine the socio-historical context of advocacy work, its further development in the Civil Rights Era, and provide grounded examples of doing advocacy work at the school/community level, as well as at the policy level. The book intends to provide a working model of co-constructed advocacy to benefit all families"-- Provided by publisher.
- Constructing meanings of human difference at the intersections of identity : personal and conceptual considerations
Parent advocacy and the challenge of difference
Constructing race and disabilities as intrinsic differences : a cultural-historical view
Parent voices rising : challenging constructions of difference
The social construction of humanness
Advocacy toward the EHA : converging interests and intersections
Parent advocacy under the umbrella of the EHA/IDEA
Reframing advocacy, repositioning the advocate.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Ocasio-Stoutenburg, Lydia, author.
- Other format:
- Online version: Harry, Beth. Meeting families where they are
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