Intersection of Race and Disability: Conversations with Parents
August 10, 2020 from 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Support Groups, Workshops
Sponsor: A Day in Our Shoes
Session: Mondays through Aug 31st
This is a series of conversations about Race and Disability. As time allows, the presenters will be taking questions from viewers. Each session will conclude with a "What Now?" list of items for awareness and action.
July 13-Discrimination in IEP meetings/during IEP process; Retaliation for Advocacy: Tactics used by schools to retaliate against Black Parents who advocate for special education.
July 20- System Racism in Diagnostics: Experiences of Black Parents during evaluations and by medical professionals.
July 27- Behaviors and Classifications for Black Students with IEPs.
Aug 3- Suspensions, Arrests, SROs: How the School Disciplinary System Treats Black Children with Disabilities (School to Prison pipeline).
August 10-Disability and English Language Learners: How Parents are Left outside the Circle when it comes to their Child’s Education.
August 17-Navigating Adult Disability Services for your Black Young Adult.
August 24- Mental Illness and the Black Communities: How the System is Different, What Needs to Change.
August 31- Wrap Up: Exact details and action items TBD