Autism and Special Education Policy in Mexico

Global Health Governance, Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 2008

22 Pages Posted: 31 Mar 2010

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John P. Tuman

UNLV - Department of Political Science

Danielle Roth-Johnson

UNLV - Department of Women's Studies

Dana Lee Baker

Washington State University - Department of Political Science

Jennifer Vecchio

UNLV - Department of Psychology

Date Written: March 26, 2010

Abstract

In recent years, a great deal of scholarship has examined the adequacy of special education and other support services for children with disabilities in the U.S. and in other industrialized states. By contrast, there has been comparatively little study of services for children with disabilities in developing countries. In this paper, we attempt to bridge this gap in the literature. Focusing on the case of Mexico, we examine the provision of special education and other support services, and the availability and cost of private services. The focus of the analysis is on children with autism. Drawing upon a theoretical approach that combines modern political economy and comparative institutionalism, we also develop a tentative explanation of the politics of policy-making among parents and other stakeholders in the autism advocacy community.

Keywords: Autism, Special Education Policy, Mexico

Suggested Citation

Tuman, John P. and Roth-Johnson, Danielle and Baker, Dana Lee and Vecchio, Jennifer, Autism and Special Education Policy in Mexico (March 26, 2010). Global Health Governance, Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1578963

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Danielle Roth-Johnson

UNLV - Department of Women's Studies ( email )

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Las Vegas, NV 89154
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Dana Lee Baker

Washington State University - Department of Political Science ( email )

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Jennifer Vecchio

UNLV - Department of Psychology ( email )

4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
United States

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