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dc.contributor.authorRossetti, Zachen_US
dc.contributor.authorBurke, Meghan M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-12T15:29:03Z
dc.date.available2019-02-12T15:29:03Z
dc.identifier.citationZach Rossetti, Meghan M Burke. "Reaching out to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families: Strategies and Challenges Reported by Parent Training and Information Center Staff." Exceptionality, pp. 1 - 17. https://doi.org/10.1080/09362835.2018.1433042
dc.identifier.issn0936-2835
dc.identifier.issn1532-7035
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/33317
dc.description.abstractWithin special education policy and practice, parents are expected to advocate for their children to receive appropriate special education and related services. However, the majority of parents report feeling disempowered to advocate; families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds may feel especially disempowered. Federally funded Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) exist in each state to empower historically underserved (including CLD) parents of children with disabilities. In this study, we examined how PTIs educate and empower CLD families through semi-structured interviews with 13 PTI staff members who work with CLD families across five states. The participants emphasized the importance of strategies such as conducting outreach in local communities and developing parent leaders among the CLD families they support. The findings also indicated that PTIs struggle with addressing external, systemic barriers which influence CLD families. Implications for research, policy, and practice are discussed.en_US
dc.format.extentp. 1-17en_US
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherInforma UK Limiteden_US
dc.relation.ispartofExceptionality
dc.subjectSpecialist studies In educationen_US
dc.titleReaching out to culturally and linguistically diverse families: strategies and challenges reported by parent training and information center staffen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09362835.2018.1433042
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pubs.notesEmbargo: Not knownen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, Wheelock College of Education & Human Developmenten_US
pubs.publication-statusPublished onlineen_US
dc.date.online2018-02-16
dc.date.online2018-02-16
dc.date.online2018-02-16
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0002-0616-7982 (Rossetti, Zach)


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