Family, School, and Community Partnerships for Students with Disabilities, 1st Edition

  • Lusa Lo
  • Yaoying Xu
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  • ISBN-10: 9811363072
  • ISBN-13: 9789811363078
  • DDC: 371.9
  • 177 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released December 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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This book presents a collection of research-based, effective, and culturally responsive practices that are used in schools and communities to support and empower families of students with disabilities to be equal partners for schools. As the demographics of the U.S. population become increasingly diverse, the U.S. Census Bureau projects that, by 2044, more than half of the U.S. population will belong to a minority group. Currently, students from diverse backgrounds comprise over 53% of the special education student population. While their parents are the key decision makers and advocates who ensure that they receive services and support that address their individual needs, research consistently indicates that families from diverse backgrounds face many challenges that prevent them from taking on these active roles. Along with the improvements in the U.S. since the enactment of its first special education law in 1975, other parts of the world are also making changes to their special education systems in terms of responding to the diverse needs of children and students with disabilities and their families. This book also shares research-based and effective practices from other countries. The studies presented employ both qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate family-school-community partnerships. Provides readers with evidence-based practices to help schools and communities partner with, support, and empower families to be decision-makers and advocates for their students with disabilities; equips readers with effective strategies that they can use to empower the families of the students with disabilities they serve; bridges research with practices through evidence-based models illustrating positive partnerships between families, schools, and communities; and offers readers culturally responsive practices and global perspectives on serving young children and students with diverse backgrounds.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Advancing Inclusive and Special Education in the Asia-Pacific.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Understanding School, Family, and Community Partnerships.
2: Partnering with Families of Young Children with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings.
3: Empowering Families of Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder for Success in Secondary Transition.
4: Community Involvement: What Supports Are Available for Diverse Families of Students with Disabilities?.
5: Evidence-Based Practices on Home-School Partnerships.
6: Building School-Level Capacity Through a Problem-Solving Approach to Parental Engagement in a Large Urban Setting.
7: Partnering with Families of Students at Risk for Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.
8: Families as Mentors: Preparing Teachers to Partner with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families.
9: Evidence-Based Practices on Community Involvement.
10: A Community Not Forgotten.
11: Building Capacity to Engage Culturally Diverse Families Through Interprofessional Partnerships and Training.
12: A Community-Based Approach to Providing Health and Education Supports for Students with Disabilities in Affordable Housing.
13: Cultural Brokering Intervention for Families of Children Receiving Special Education Supports.
14: Evidence-Based Practices in Other Parts of the World.
15: Family Engagement Practices in Early Intervention: A Review of Three Countries.
16: Engaging Families: A Case Study of an Elementary Inclusive School in Hong Kong.
17: Preparing Israeli Teacher Candidates to Develop Professional/Family Partnerships.