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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Furthermore , the credentialed specialists could not convince them that their daughter was incapable of learning . They wanted to believe that with loving support , she could learn and also that her presence could enrich and add ...
I wanted him to see Casey , to see what he can accomplish " ( 8 June 1998 , C - l ) . Martin had quickly become nationally visible when he filed a lawsuit under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA ) .
CALIFORNIA BOY WANTED TO PLAY BASEBALL The encounter between Casey Martin and a young fan illustrated that it was only Martin's visibility , owing to his professional - level talent , that made his circumstances exceptional .
Geoffrey Shultz , an 11 - year - old with cerebral palsy , wanted to play competitive baseball in a summer league in Hemet , California , in 1994. He had previously played two years in tee - ball , where he had experienced no problems .
ATTITUDES AS IMPORTANT AS LAWS In the league where Geoffrey Shultz had wanted to play in Hemet , California , the vast majority of the other players and their parents voiced support for his right to participate , crutches and all ...
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