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 pleasure and pride she took in her inclusive camping experience left an indelible mark . Whenever any of us are boiling water for a pot of tea in Laurel's presence , she can be counted on to remind us that there is only one kind of ...
In a subsequent ruling , the judge ordered the defendants to pay the family $ 15,000 in damages.2 This story did not enjoy the kind of national spotlight drawn three years later by the Martin case , but it illuminated the fact that ...
Convincing society that they were mentally , physically , and emotionally capable of taking on the same kinds of challenges that their more typically developing peers enjoyed was one hurdle that youngsters and adults with various kinds ...
Her parents were kind enough to meet with me and share their photographs and stories , although their grieving was not yet complete . Lindy's mom had left her position as a nurse one day before Lindy died , and she had not yet returned ...
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