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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More than 45 years later , he was helping Erica , whose Brownie troop experiences I profile in Chapter 6 , to get the therapeutic services she needed . It was Erica's grandmother who informed me about this retired professor whom she ...
pers and broadcasters across the United States had brought into the mainstream of national consciousness a discussion that had previously been taking place at Boy Scout jamborees and in Brownie troops , among recreation professionals ...
What would it take for them to be viewed as team members , troop members , club members , participants entitled to join in the same communitybased programs that appealed to their neighbors and siblings who had no identified special ...
Would this mirror the beliefs of the coaches , troop leaders , or recreation professionals ( i.e. , would they , too , expect the parents to take the responsibility for helping to implement modified forms of participation for those who ...
... in their groups and troops and recreation centers , as well as in other articles and books . That would be the finest way to recognize both Lindy's wish and mine , and a fitting way to honor the people of the town I call Wabash .
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