One of the people who I chose to interview from my subculture of people with siblings who have developmental disabilities is my roommate Hannah Dorough. Hannah and I had met briefly before coming to school at various events through the University Honors Program before we truly introduced ourselves at SOAR at the beginning of June. Since then, we have become close friends throughout our time spent living together in our dorm room. I interviewed Hannah in our dorm room this past Sunday after I got back to school from my weekend at home. We were sitting in the living space of our room that we share with two other girls when I interviewed her about her five-year-old half-sister named Bethany, who has autism. Hannah sat on the arm of the couch while I sat on the couch cushions because that is where we both prefer to sit, even when we are just hanging out around the room. Hannah moved throughout the kitchen area and living space, as well as venturing into her room and bathroom when she received a call from her boyfriend, Alex, during the interview. I, however, remained in my spot on the couch for the interview 's duration. I chose to interview Hannah in our dorm room because the setting was comfortable for both of us because we live there. However, there were a few distractions in our room because my other roommates and a few friends were over at the same time, so they were having their own conversations at the same time. Despite these distractions, I feel that our interview was
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1.a The Three Sisters is a unique landform with an Aboriginal relationship to the land. These three large rocks stand tall over the Jamison Valley near New South Wales, Katoomba, with the largest at (922m). The Three Sisters were formed by land erosion, which has slowly eroded over time from natural weather like rain, wind and rivers. The Three Sisters is believed to be disintegrated in the future due to erosion and wet surroundings. The native plants of the blue mountains have adapted to the unique climate and particular geology.
Cultural Considerations. It has been observed that professionals cannot offer effective support for families without understanding the systems within which the families exist and function (Enwefa, Enwefa, & Jennings, 2006). Given the great importance of support systems for families affected by IDD, it is necessary to consider cultural factors which may affect such systems in either a positive or negative manner. Across cultures, people tend to have varying beliefs about disability (Kayama, 2010), which at times may function as barriers, preventing access to supports and services (Cagran et al., 2011; White, 1987). Kayama (2010) asserts that systemic change may lead to revised perceptions and beliefs among families, moving them from segregationist and negative views, toward a perspective of inclusion.
Until quite recently, the traditional view of family that has predominated society has been comprised of gender roles. The “ideal” family in the past has consisted of a white, middle-class, heterosexual couple with about 2.5 children. In this heteronormative nuclear family, the father is the head of the household and the breadwinner of the family, while the mother is the one who cares for the children and completes household duties. Of course, most families do not fit into this mould and those who do not fit have been repeatedly marginalized due to their differences. It is no question that race, class, sexuality, ability, and many other identity markers intersect in how forms of family may vary. As explained by the concept of intersectionality, gender must be analyzed through a lens that includes various identity markers which contribute to how an individual experiences oppression. It is through the use of intersectionality, the discussion of patriarchy, and the deconstruction of “family” that bell hooks (1990) and Michelle K. Owen (2001) paint family as a site of belonging and contestation.
Socialization happens to be important throughout child development. Children need peers they can express themselves with physically and emotionally. Siblings are the greatest companion to have since they share a lot of similarities amongst each other. The relationship between African American siblings and their single parent can be reflective as a team effort.
Did you know that about 1 in 4,000 males and 1 in 8,000 females are affected by Fragile X Syndrome(CDC)? Fragile X Syndrome affects does not only affect the young or the old but it will affect anyone of any age. Children who have Fragile X Syndrome can learn many different ways of communicating with others. Also there are many ways to help a Fragile X children become more socially active. There are many ways to help Fragile X Syndrome children to communicate.
I met AH at her house in Queens as she returned from Rosie’s, her after school program. After changing and eating a snack she assured me that she was ready for the interview. AH’s family had previously assisted me in a previous assignment however, to assure rapport was still present I began by talking about a recent trip to Pennsylvania she was on. Afterwards, I assured AH that the interview was only for practice purpose and we began. During the interview, I observed as AH would pause for certain questions and look around thinking thoroughly for the correct answer. For example, when questioned about what she would do with three wishes, she thought hard about each one. From time to time she would pick up her phone and respond to a text in which she later informed me was her
The interview was conducted in the home of the individual. The interviewee is a 35 year old African American single parent with three children ages two, three, and ten. The oldest child is diagnosed with ID (Intellectual Disability). The single mother is employed as a waitress at a local restaurant which requires flexibility including nights and weekend hours. The purpose of the study was to assess the needs of the individual. I started the interview with an informed constant explaining the basic purpose of the study, describing the procedures in details, disclosing her right to refuse and/or withdraw at anytime during the study, confidentiality, and the benefits of the study, since I was incognizant of any risk. I stayed within the ethical
She doesn't have the communication skills to voice her concerns or worries. Her world revolves around a schedule that she trusts, a schedule that is always constant, I said. She therefore needs friends that are constant and dependable, just like her schedule. Most importantly however, I said that she needs friends that genuinely want to be her friends, not someone who is trying to enhance their own image. Both my family and I believe that having genuine relationships with others is the greatest gift in life. After speaking my mind and clearing my conscience, I looked around to see apologetic stares. The silence of the room told me that I was finally making the connection needed in order for them to understand Abby's situation. I am very proud of this moment in my life because in all honesty, the most important person in my life is my sister. She always welcomes me home from baseball practices, final exams, football games, etc. with a warm smile and an emphatic hug. My duty, as her brother, is to make sure she lives a comfortable life, so speaking up for her is the least I can do in order to create that
What are the identified values? Are they clearly defined? The values of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. are promoted through their core principals of Brotherhood, Scholarship and Service. Phi Beta Sigma values are clearly defined through their membership work as an international fraternity found in 1914. National programs such as:
The name of the person I decided to do the ethnographic interview project on was Antonia, I chose Antonia to be the interviewee because I wanted to get to know her better. We’ve known each other since high school but never had the opportunity to speak on a personal level prior to the interview. She appeared to be open and comfortable to talk about her culture and seemed to have plenty of knowledge about her culture. The interview took place on December 01 2015 at 1:00 P.M. in her apartment in Clovis, I asked to meet there because it would be familiar and a safe place for her. Antonia was easy to talk to, interesting, and friendly. I was under the impression that Antonia would not be
Every person in this world carries a secret whether it’s big or small and they do it because they want to protect someone they love or it’s so they can protect themselves. My secret is that I have an Autistic little sister she is 15 years old and she cannot even say a word. I don’t tell people about how my little sister is autistic because I don’t want people to feel bad for me. I have told my closest friends and every time I tell someone they lower down their heads and apologize, I don’t want anyone’s pity I only have one wish and that is to have a normal sister. No one understands what it’s like to have a sister who you can’t even talk to and who will constantly be judged by society for looking abnormal. I envy those who have sisters who
My autistic sister was three when I met her. Because of her autism is treated differently. In an average day she experiences ridicule and isolation. In the night she would draw on walls or steal food even going half a mile down the road naked one time. She is always been a handful but we've always loved her just the same with that being said I too made the mistakes of holding these actions against her. Even held things that she couldn't do against her, for example I was not allowed to eat in my room because she was not allowed to eat in her room. Rather than embracing her strength and helping her grow I selfishly resented her weaknesses. Furthermore she could see when these things upset me. In public I would encourage her to stay quiet to accommodate
Along with many other topics of special education, the topic of inclusion has been surrounded by uncertainty and controversy for as long as the concept has been around.
The family unit across the globe is valued by almost all cultures as the most important social structure in which humans form the tightest bonds. Now significant evidence to suggest that within the family structure the relationship and interaction between siblings is the most impactful relationship of a human’s lifetime. Researchers have only recently become interested in the unique relationship between siblings. Siblings have been found to advance one another’s social, emotional, and cognitive development (Mcguire and Shanahan, 2010). Researchers are now are posing the question, “Are our relationships with our siblings the most important of all?”