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 1993 , I joined the national board of directors of Camp Fire Boys and Girls . One of our nation's traditional youth development organizations , it was founded in 1910 as the Camp Fire Girls , the first nonsectarian organization for ...
Some councils still operated separate programs for girls and boys with special needs , while others were moving swiftly to make their programs fully inclusive . At a national meeting in Kansas City , Missouri , in 1995 , I chaired a ...
pers and broadcasters across the United States had brought into the mainstream of national consciousness a discussion that had previously been taking place at Boy Scout jamborees and in Brownie troops , among recreation professionals ...
The active support Geoffrey received from other families , coaches , and peers was good news , not only for this one boy and his family but for others across the country . To fully participate , children with disabilities needed not ...
They say , " Hey boy ! " They call me boy . Those teenagers don't like me . One guy said " I don't want to play with you . You're too ugly . " They don't feel like I'm one of them . I'm not a human being . I don't talk right , and they ...
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