Champions for Children with Disabilities
Practical Tips for Working Effectively with Culturally Diverse Families of Young Children
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010
This webinar is designed for early childhood care and education providers and early intervention and early childhood special education professionals. Culture is embodied in the ordinary things we do – how we speak, greet parents, organize a meeting, or provide a service. When important belief systems are breached, providers run the risk of offending a family, even when that is not the intent. A unique panel of parents who are also advocates and experts in diversity will suggest strategies they have found to be effective for building collaboration with families.
Presenter and panel facilitator, Dixie Jordan, is a nationally certified cultural competence trainer and a board member of the National Federation of Families. She has conducted more than 600 trainings, presentations, and keynotes nationally on topics such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), diversity, and early childhood. Dixie is joined by PACER Center’s multicultural parent advocates: Jesus Villasénor, Dao Xiong, Hassan Samantar and Bonnie Jean Smith.
Outreach to Multicultural Parents of Young Children with Disabilities Project
For project evaluation purposes, PACER may email webinar viewers a brief follow-up survey in 3 to 6 months.This activity is made possible with funding from a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education. The source of the funds is federal award, State Personnel Development Grant.