Let's listen to a Korean mother's description of cultural values that Asian American families address in preschool transition planning.
Parents also share their experiences on the . Yvone Link, the leader of Parent To Parent Power, who has been serving Asian American families with disabilities for more than 20 years, and a Chinese mother with a child with developmental delays, shared family strategies that Asian families can use for advocating their rights in the preschool transition planning.
Some state departments of education have developed guides for Asian American families in different Asian languages on successful transitions. Here is the preschool transition guide for parents from Washington State in five Asian languages.
Also, some states have developed programs for Asian American children and families with disabilities to increase awareness of disability services and to improve the lives of children and families living with special needs from Asian background. For example, Asian American Community Services in Ohio developed Asian American Developmental Disability Awareness program in 2005. More information will be available at You can also advocate your state Asian community to take this model.
The PACER Center, one of the largest parents organization with children with disabilities, has a Hmong Version.
Hmong parents can click the following picture to go to PACER Hmong website: