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Born to Advocate: Portraits of Black Mothers of Children on the Autism Spectrum

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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It’s time to register for the 2022 virtual African American Conference on Disabilities (AACD) throughout the month of February. This conference is a FREE event!


Session 2:
Tuesday, February 1st – 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Phoenix time)

Elizabeth Holliday Morgan, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Doctorate of Educational Leadership program at California State University Sacramento

Benita Shaw, Community Education Specialist at University of California Davis, MIND Institute in the Resource Center.


Synopsis: Most academic studies about family advocacy for children with disabilities do not include Black family experiences. In this session, we will highlight the experiences of Black mothers of children on the autism spectrum and the advocacy work they have done to ensure their children have access to supports and inclusion. Participants will learn more about new asset-based research that uplifts the voices of Black mother advocates and as well as hear stories from members of the Sankofa Black Family support group on their journey’s to becoming powerful advocates for their children.

Register Here https://nau.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tcOCsqD8jHtwusWvisIenF6drO6vcXRF4


February 1
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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The Arizona Center for Disability Law and the Arizona Center for African American Resources (AZCAAR)