2023 Pennsylvania Department of Education (Virtual) Conference
16. Promoting Self-determination for Black Youth with Disabilities
Wednesday March 01, 2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Webinar
Promoting self-determination for students with disabilities has proven to be a critical component of effective transition planning. However, researchers seldom consider race when promoting self-determination for people with disabilities. The purpose of this presentation is to explore findings in research regarding Black youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families on transition planning experiences that promote and hinder self-determination. We find that for Black youth and families that hurdles rooted in systemic and structural racism and ableism prompted advocacy, family engagement, inclusion, and other emergent strategies to promote self-determination.
General education and special education administrators and teachers, paraprofessionals, school psychologists, professional development staff, and families of students with disabilities are encouraged to attend.
Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Debra Jordan, at [(610) 878-7224, or email@example.com