Panel Discussion: Supporting Marginalized Families from the Trenches – Perspectives of Parent-Professionals

supporting marginalized families

from ACT’s 12th Annual Focus on Research

Filmed April 15th, 2016

This panel is composed of parents of children with special needs who support other families either in a professional capacity or as volunteers.

Panel Participants

  • Roy Richard Grinker, PhD 
  • Deborah Pugh, Executive Director of ACT – Autism Community Training 
  • Bosang Lee, PhD, Executive Director of Here and Now Community Society 
  • Sunita Braich, ASAAP Parent Facilitator; Integration Support Teacher, Surrey School District 
  • Sawsan Salih, Volunteer translator for refugee families; Special Education Assistant
  • Betty-Ann Garreck, Coordinator, Autism Kamloops

Part 1: Deborah Pugh, Executive Director of ACT – Autism Community Training 

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Part 2: Bosang Lee, PhD, Executive Director of Here and Now Community Society

(ED NOTE: source video needs to fix spelling of Bosang’s name – check if there are any other edits to this file before asking Justin to fix)

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Part 3: Betty-Ann Garreck, Coordinator, Autism Kamloops

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Autism Kamloops

Part 4: Sunita Braich, ASAAP Parent Facilitator; Integration Support Teacher, Surrey School District

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ACT’s Autism Manual for BC Chapter 13 – Guide to Working with South Asian Families Affected by Autism

Part 5: Sawsan Salih, Volunteer translator for refugee families; Special Education Assistant

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Part 6: Roy Richard Grinker, PhD 

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Part 7: Q&A 

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Questions include; 

  1. Autism and Faith Groups (religion)
  2. What has been specifically helpful in reaching marginalized communities?