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Distinguishing DisabilityParents, Privilege, and Special Education$
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Colin Ong-Dean

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226630007

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226630021.001.0001

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Distinguishing Disability

Colin Ong-Dean

University of Chicago Press

This chapter reviews the literature for parents of disabled children to determine how the cultural construction of disabilities speaks to a particular audience. The analysis indicates relations among disability, parenting, social class and race. This chapter suggests that the literature for parents of disabled children constitutes a resource for specific groups of parents and their children and reinforces their advantages at a moment when they are most vulnerable.

Keywords:   parents, disabled children, disability, parenting, social class, race

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