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ERIC Number: ED536400
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 135
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2670-2013-0
Exploring the Experiences of Latino/a Families during the IEP Process
Jimenez, Elia I.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara
The IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act) 2004 was designed to ensure that every child with special needs is receiving adequate services. Unfortunately implementation is often problematic. Although the law recognizes the importance of family-professional collaboration in deciding intervention services, cultural differences between families and professionals often prevents parents from actively participating in the decision-making process. This project explored and described the experiences of Latino/a parents of children in the Autism Spectrum Disorder who have participated in their child's Individualized Educational Program (IEP) meeting. A semi-structured interview was used to explore their experiences and barriers. Results and recommendations are discussed. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004