Acknowledging intersectionality: An autoethnography of a black school counselor educator & father of a student with autism

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Abstract

Black families and White families are affected by autism in different ways. Little scholarship acknowledges these differences, especially those communicated by Black fathers of students with autism. In this article, I share an evocative autoethnography which highlights how my cultural, familial, and occupational identities intersect and confound my experience as a Black father of a student with autism. The narrative focuses the negotiation between my son's schoolteachers and staff and my wife and I as we determine educational services in his Individualized Education Plan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-162
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Negro Education
Volume86
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2017

Keywords

  • Autism
  • Black families
  • Black fathers
  • Schools

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