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 retrospect , it was the kind of experience that was both contributor to and an effect of the social evolution underway in those pivotal years . New laws had been passed in the 1970s , and the rigid separation of youth with mental ...
The camping experience included the usual mix of swimming , hiking the trail , craft activities , eating in the dining hall , singing songs , roasting wieners , and staying with other girls in a cabin . The pleasure and pride she took ...
The biases and beliefs I have acquired through my attention to the experiences of my sister are one important aspect of my subjectivity , but not the only one . Inclusion in After - School Child Care - When I became director of an after ...
As a national board member , I was a volunteer , and this experience inclined me to sympathize with any organization that relied on a base of volunteers . I recognized that the loyalties of volunteers could become easily strained if ...
More than 45 years later , he was helping Erica , whose Brownie troop experiences I profile in Chapter 6 , to get the therapeutic services she needed . It was Erica's grandmother who informed me about this retired professor whom she ...
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