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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As a national board member , I was a volunteer , and this experience inclined me to sympathize with any organization that ... I recognized that the loyalties of volunteers could become easily strained if leaders moved too quickly in ...
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 ...
When each game ended , she lined up with her teammates to receive the snack from that game's designated parent volunteer — but then handed the cookie , juice pop , or other treat to her sister and got a different snack from her mom ...
... access to or to address the individual needs of youth with disabilities . Did paid recreation staff and volunteer leaders in youth programs look with favor on the increasing participation of youngsters with special Lindy's Wish 13.
I hoped to learn whether other parents had to be similarly available as volunteers , or standing by in case they were needed , to ensure equal access to the recreational settings of Wabash . Keeping Children with Their Own Age Groups ...
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