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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... a regular overnight camp run by the Indianapolis YMCA when she was 13 years old took place at a time when such an organization was under no legal obligation to enroll a child with a disability ( unless it received federal funds ) .
One of our nation's traditional youth development organizations , it was founded in 1910 as the Camp Fire Girls , the first nonsectarian organization for girls in the United States . In 1975 , the organization amended its charter to ...
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 ...
My role as a volunteer member of the board of a national youth development organization added another layer to my knowledge and my subjectivity . Finally , my doctoral training gave me new tools to discipline and organize my continuing ...
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