Hector Portillo

Position title: Executive Director of PADRES E HIJOS EN ACCION

Hector in a white cowboy hat, wearing a light pink button down, and pink and purple tie

I am the executive director of PADRES E HIJOS EN ACCION, and a member of Board for People with Developmental Disabilities. Padres e Hijos en Acción is a grassroots organization of individuals with disabilities, their families, friends, and community members building fulfilling and community-centered lives for Latino children. I had been working with Latino Hispanic families and other culturally diverse populations to provide information, resources, and support for families of students with disabilities. I am a moderator of PADRES E HIJOS EN ACCION’s Radio Show that takes place monthly on move 1480 AM I have made presentations in National AUCD 2022 Conference, THHCS Grantee Convening 2021 HIGHLIGHTS, Interpreter Training, ALAS, WI FACETS, DTAN The NETWORK, TCN Circles of Life (WI. Statewide Transition Academy)

Presentation Title: Engaging the Latino Community

Presentation Description: Understand importance of culturally responsive family engagement, Ability to define culture and race. Identify family engagement strategies that welcome, honor, and connect families, and Resources for supporting culturally responsive family engagement.