Making a Place for Kids with Disabilities
Fink enters a Midwestern community of 14,000, which he calls Wabash, interviewing the parents, the professionals, the peers, the community leaders, and the volunteers about the participation of children with disabilities. How does a girl who relies on an augmentative communication device take part in a Brownie troop? What do other tee-ball players think about a teammate with cerebral palsy? Why does one family refuse to use the local drop-in recreation center? Readers will learn what practices are evolving and what opportunities are being overlooked. Fink makes his own biases and interpretations plain, and he shares part of his own biography along the way. But it is the voices and experiences of the people of Wabash, rather than those of the author, that invest this book with such power and such importance to all who are concerned with youth with special needs.
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In my subsequent career as a researcher , I was able to compare my own experiences as a practitioner with those of other school - age program providers in Texas , California , Wisconsin , New York , Vermont , the province of Alberta ...
He was able to achieve success while at Stanford because the decision makers in collegiate golf allowed him to use a motorized cart at times when he needed it . The Professional Golf Association declined to oblige him in similar fashion ...
Lindy died before that year ended , her energy strong all the way to the end , says her mother , but her heart no longer able to do its work . She was 12 years old . A WINDOW ONTO INCLUSION IN RECREATIONAL SETTINGS It was just a few ...
... disabilities are ( a ) accepted as members of the community , ( b ) permitted to participate in activities enjoyed by other members of society , and ( c ) able to participate in the activities alongside peers without disabilities .
If readers from other communities are able to see in the youth , the families , the volunteers and community members of this case study issues and practices that they wish to examine anew , then let them continue the dialogue — at their ...
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