“And I pay:” An alternative narrative of Latino transition

“And I Pay” is Miguel’s story and tells how his Latino identity is rooted in his role as an uncle, boyfriend, and breadwinner.  Miguel’s story provides insight into alternative cultural narratives within the Hispanic community that make room independence and challenge paternalism.

This presentation provides implications for Latino families, transition educators, adult support providers, and qualitative researchers. As a result of this presentation participants will be able to:

A).  Identify alternative adult Latino identities.

B).  Sensitively deconstruct family and cultural narratives of adulthood.

C).  Help individuals with disabilities plan meaningful and culturally rich lives.