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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Furthermore , the credentialed specialists could not convince them that their daughter was incapable of learning . They wanted to believe that with loving support , she could learn and also that her presence could enrich and add ...
Up to this point , Martin's had been an American success story , his physical impairment a footnote that had neither handicapped his learning nor sidelined him from his favorite sport . He attended Stanford , one of the premier ...
Two years later , every person in the United States from ages 5 to 21 who had disabilities or special learning needs became entitled for the first time , by Public Law 94—142 , ( later Introduction 5.
first time , by Public Law 94—142 , ( later renamed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act , or IDEA ) to an appropriate public education , individualized to address her or his specific learning goals .
I was interested in learning what parents and children thought about these different options and whether other families had the same comfort level as Lindy's mom and dad in encouraging their children to participate in both inclusive and ...
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