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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However , Klippel - Trenaunay - Weber syndrome was an adversary that would never be defeated . It caused the blood flowing to his right leg to pool and throb , and the leg to swell . It required him to use pain medication daily and to ...
... the proud heroes of the past would never expect anyone to accommodate their individual needs : They succeeded ( or failed ) strictly on their own capacities . Of course , one could also look back with a different perspective ...
Likewise , Jeffrey Tolley never intended to become a poet — he just wanted to play basketball . Neither lawsuits nor poetry form any part of the remainder of the narrative of this book , which unfolds in a relatively small community in ...
... 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 to her job when I met her . Although I never met ...
It never would have been more than 20 to 30 percent , " before the town lost its major employer . She also emphasized that there were now more obvious socioeconomic divisions among the kids coming to school .
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