Unit 3: Families and
Cultural Sensitivity

This unit provides an overview of the characteristics of family-centered practices and cultural sensitivity issues. It provides information and activities to help paraeducators interact with students with disabilities and their peers in ways that are family-centered and culturally sensitive.

After completing Unit 3, participants will know:

  • the characteristics of of family-centered and culturally sensitive practices;
  • why family-centered and culturally sensitive practices are important to the quality education of students with disabilities; and
  • what they can do to facilitate family-centered practices and cultural sesitivity.