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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Her schooling up to that point took place strictly in a classroom with other special education students . It was only in our neighborhood that she was accustomed to playing with peers without special needs — usually pairing off with ...
In our after - school program , we didn't work on their educational goals . ... We also served without difficulties other children with special needs who did not require any additional staffing : a five - year - old with diabetes ( we ...
Some councils still operated separate programs for girls and boys with special needs , while others were moving ... with the years I was active on the Camp Fire board , I went back to school to earn a Ph.D. in special education .
Adelle Renzaglia , Bob Henderson , Jeanette McCollum , Mickie Ostrosky , and Tess Bennett were some of the other faculty who made the special education department an intellectually vibrant , socially supportive , and community - minded ...
It was fitting that an 11 - year - old with special needs was present to cheer for Martin on the occasion of his triumph in Cincinnati . For in their prominent reportage of the story of golfer Casey Martin , newspapers and broadcasters ...
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