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Krueger, Kristen; Cless, Jessica D.; Dyster, Meghan; Steele, Robert; Nelson Goff, Briana S. – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2019
In the current qualitative research study, we focused on understanding the ecological systems, contexts, behaviors, and strategies of parents (N = 435) advocating for their children with an intellectual and developmental disability diagnosis, specifically Down syndrome (DS). Based on the data analysis, parents of children with DS advocate for…
Descriptors: Parents, Child Advocacy, Down Syndrome, Parent Child Relationship
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Kruithof, Kasper; Willems, Dick; Etten-Jamaludin, Faridi; Olsman, Erik – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2020
Background: Parents' knowledge of their child with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD) is seen as crucial in the support and care for their child. The aim of this study was to explore the nature and transferability of this knowledge. Method: We conducted an interpretative synthesis, searched PubMed, CINAHL, Philosopher's Index…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Caregiver Role, Children, Intellectual Disability
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Clarke, Amy L.; Done, Elizabeth J. – British Journal of Special Education, 2021
This article considers the role of the SENCo during COVID-19 pandemic conditions of school lockdown with partial reopening for children classified as 'vulnerable'. It is argued that the existing pressures and tensions already experienced by SENCos -- for example, related to time, workload, status, and their prescribed managerial "and"…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, School Closing, COVID-19, Pandemics
Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE), 2017
An educational advocate, also known as a parent advocate, child advocate, student advocate, or independent advocate, assists parents of students with disabilities in navigating the complex world of special education. This brief guide will help parents: (1) ask interview questions that will help get an understanding of an advocate's approach to…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Child Advocacy, Disabilities, Special Education
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Humes, Walter – Scottish Educational Review, 2018
This paper examines some aspects of the work of Margaret McMillan (1860-1931), who is best known for her advocacy of child welfare and nursery education in the first decades of the twentieth century, but who was also closely involved in early socialist movements and, to a lesser extent, the campaign for women's suffrage. The particular focus is on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Welfare, Nursery Schools
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Kohn Bradley, Karen – Journal of Dance Education, 2016
Dance educators will be pleased to know that there is new legislation at the federal level that supports arts education. Seven years after Congress was due to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (also known for eight + seven years as No Child Left Behind [NCLB]), the lawmakers, suddenly and surprisingly, came through with a new…
Descriptors: Art Education, Federal Government, Dance, Dance Education
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Corr, Catherine – Young Exceptional Children, 2016
This article details two important reasons why supporting young children with disabilities who have experienced abuse and neglect and their families is the responsibility and obligation of the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children (DEC): (1) Although prevalent in their work, this population is overlooked; and (2)…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Trauma, Organizational Objectives
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Reddington, Sarah; Price, Deborah – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
In advancing educational inclusion efforts this critical position paper makes explicit the relevance of new materialism as a pedagogy to counter the dominant special education models in Canadian and Australian school contexts. This paper argues the implementation of special education policies and programs do not adequately address the complexity…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Agenda Setting, Child Advocacy, Inclusion
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Burke, Meghan M.; Meadan-Kaplansky, Hedda; Patton, Kimberly A.; Pearson, Jamie N.; Cummings, Katrina P.; Lee, Chung eun – Journal of Special Education, 2018
Although parents of children with disabilities often advocate for special education services, most research has only examined advocacy from the perspectives of parents. Given that advocacy is an interpersonal exchange, it is crucial to understand the perspectives of parents and school professionals. In this study, focus groups were conducted with…
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Interpersonal Communication, Focus Groups, Parent Attitudes
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Fugate, C. Matthew – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
Unfortunately, there are many students that feel "stupid" in classrooms all around the country. They know they are gifted, but their ADHD and co-occurring conditions can make them feel isolated and alone. This is hard not only for the children, but for the parents who may feel powerless in helping their child know how special he or she…
Descriptors: Creativity, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Parent Education, Parenting Skills
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Conner, Jerusha Osberg; Ober, C. Nathan; Brown, Amanda S. – Teachers College Record, 2016
Background/Context: Over the last two decades, youth involvement in policy advocacy has increased sharply, through youth councils, organizing coalitions, and new media forums. Currently 12 states and 140 American cities have youth councils or commissions established to advise policymakers on the impact of their legislation on youth. Despite their…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Youth, Politics, Interviews
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Brown, Jeanne M.; Kaye, Candace – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
What is the role of early education and care in advocating and providing for nature play in an era when children's exposure to nature play and risk is threatened? This review deconstructs the word "nature," as well as discusses nature's role in centuries of theorists and early childhood care pioneers. The article concludes with some…
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, Investigations, Ecology
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Stoesz, David – Research on Social Work Practice, 2016
In response to "The Child Welfare Cartel," defenders of the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) make three errors: First, restricting federal funds to schools of social work is "not" authorized by the statute cited in the creation of NCWWI. Second, social work is "not" the only discipline engaged in…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Randomized Controlled Trials, Social Work, Child Advocacy
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Welch, Carolyn E. – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in December 2015 is an exciting development for parents, teachers, school leaders, and others who believe U.S. schools should meet the needs of high-ability students. The ESSA revised and reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), previously known as the No Child…
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Educational Legislation, Special Needs Students, Gifted
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Simpson, Andrea; Stewart, Lauryn; Douglas, Jacinta – Deafness & Education International, 2016
This study investigated the experience of families with young children with hearing loss participating in a self-directed funding scheme in Australia. Eleven hearing caregivers, one male, participated in qualitative semi-structured interviews. Analysis was undertaken using a phenomenological inspired thematic analysis approach. Major themes…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Financial Support, Young Children, Child Caregivers
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