The Mosaic PATH is dedicated to staying abreast with the latest neurodiversity research and sharing findings through international conference presentations and publications. Check out some of our recent presentations below:
United Nations Committe Presentation
The NGO Committe on the Family advises the United Nations on family-related global issues. The Mosaic PATH had the pleasure of presenting to ensure inclusion of neurodiverse family perspectives and proposed a Special Families Act to the committee. Click the image to the left to view this amazing presentation.
Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) Black Health and Wellness Conference
Established in 1915 by Carter G. Woodson, ASALH is committed to uplifting the causes of the African American community. Kimberly Mosley serves on the executive board of this amazing organization and the Mosaic PATH was honored to present a poster and talk on promoting wellness among special needs families at this conference. Click the image to the right for further details.
Navigating Neurodiversity for Educators and Families
This session analyzed neurodiversity perception formation and facilitated a shift in the understanding of autism from a disorder to a manifestation of neurodiversity. This is a social justice imperative as it is essential for prioritizing respect for racial, cultural, and neurodiverse functioning to achieve a society that exists harmoniously. Participants assessed how neurodiversity is perceived by exploring common ASD and gifted characteristics; examined how these perceptions are related to sibling and parent-child interactions; and discussed whether implementation of culturally-competent neurodiversity training may impact outcomes. Click the image to the left to view the presentation.
Tears of a Clown: Examining Stress Levels of Caregivers
Parents and other caregivers are powerful, oftentimes masking their insecurities with smiles to bring peace to their children. Research reveals that a child's health and safety are among the most noted parental stressors, with an increased level of stress being reported for African American families. This outcome necessitates a culturally responsive examination of the residual stress impact of caring for an African American child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). With consideration of the unique challenges faced by this group, empirical research-based stress management tactics will be explored, and implementation advice will be provided with the hopes of improving family outcomes. Click the image to the right to view the presentation.