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 1984 , she put on a cap and gown and walked with her classmates to the strains of " Pomp and Circumstance . " One of the local television news channels covered the event , spotlighting Laurel's achievement as the first person with ...
To make this feasible , we secured support from the school district ( which housed , but did not operate , our program ) so that we could hire an extra staff person . That Jeremy and Jessica gained a great deal from their attendance at ...
Introduction : Inclusive Recreation and Sports Enter the Mainstream When Casey Martin sank a 25 - foot putt to win a dramatic playoff in Cincinnati , Ohio , on June 8 , 1998 , and qualify for the U.S. Open , the first person to ...
It was paradoxical that Martin was the person who brought this issue into the public arena . Up to this point , Martin's had been an American success story , his physical impairment a footnote that had neither handicapped his learning ...
Civil Rights and Special Education Laws Discrimination against persons with disabilities was prohibited in ... Two years later , every person in the United States from ages 5 to 21 who had disabilities or special learning needs became ...
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