Presentation on MENASWA Families with Students who Have Disabilities in CSUN-MA program
Middle Eastern /North African/ Southwest Asian (MENASWA) Families with Students who Have Disabilities?
Why Should We Care &
How Are We Serving Them?
I have presented an important topic about one specific Culturally and Linguistically Diverse population that I coined in my years of research study, MENASWA.
“The Middle Eastern /North African/ Southwest Asian (MENASWA) families with students who have disabilities, why should we care &how are we serving them” was discussed. The presentation was for MA credentialing program, and my brilliant co-author Dr. Murawski was very generous in introducing me. I gave an introduction and background of the issues. I reminded the attendees that children of war-torn countries (Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and ...), tortured child protesters in Iran by security forces during Zhina/Mahsa Revolution, and other atrocities in the region need our professional intervention and attention if/when they enter our education system.
I introduced some strategies and steps to gain awareness and take action.
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My official blog: Dr. Soraya Fallah Official Blog
Our journal article: "Cultural Competence in Working with Families of Students with Disabilities from the Middle East, North Africa, and Southwest Asia" by Soraya Fallah, Wendy Murawski et al. (csusb.edu)
Dr. Soraya Fallah Amazon account: Amazon.com: Soraya Fallah: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle