Mommying While Muslim

Ups and Down Syndrome

October 22, 2021 Zaiba Hasan & Uzma Jafri Season 3 Episode 34
Mommying While Muslim
Ups and Down Syndrome
Show Notes

It’s hard to imagine that schools would discriminate against students with disabilities, but Saadia Qureshi leaves us breathless as she discusses her fight to obtain inclusive education for her daughter with Down syndrome. The system is not designed to help our disabled students succeed, and the “separate but equal” model is anything BUT.

Learn not just about the emotional weight of a diagnosis without community or medical support, but how we can do better by insisting on equity in our educational settings. We pay for them, so they may as well serve us and our kids! 


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