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Equity and Full Participation for Individuals with Severe Disabilities: A Vision for the Future

Equity and Full Participation for Individuals with Severe Disabilities: A Vision for the Future

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What key issues and challenges affect the lives of people with severe disabilities today—and what should tomorrow's professionals do to address them? Aligned with the core values and agenda of TASH, this visionary text prepares professionals to strengthen supports and services for people with disabilities across the lifespan. Readers will fully examine more than a dozen critical topics in the lives of people with severe disabilities; explore necessary reforms to policy and practice; and set clear goals and priorities for improving early intervention, education, health care, behavior supports, and social services. Whether used as a textbook or a professional reference, this innovative volume will help usher in a new era of services that support full inclusion and quality of life for people with severe disabilities.

COVERS TODAY'S MOST CRITICAL TOPICS:
Addressing inequities in our educational and social services system
Designing and delivering effective early intervention and education
Expanding and improving inclusive education
Supporting families of children with severe disabilities
Resolving challenges to person-centered planning and self-determination
Providing effective and respectful positive behavior supports
Improving access to the general curriculum
Delivering effective literacy instruction to students with severe disabilities
Removing barriers to friendships and social relationships
Supporting students with health care needs in general education classrooms
Promoting access to postsecondary education, employment, and community life
Providing appropriate medical and social services to elderly individuals with severe disabilities

ONLINE COMPANION MATERIALS: This book comes with online PowerPoint slides for faculty, ideal for complementing and enhancing lessons.


REVIEWS:
Review by: Karrie Shogren, University of Kansas “The range of topics and depth of analysis make this a must have book for anyone interested in current issues in the field of severe disabilities.”

Review by: Glen Dunlap, University of South Florida and University of Nevada, Reno “A comprehensive, contemporary and coherent synthesis of the important issues concerning severe disabilities today and for the coming decade . . . simultaneously authoritative and progressive.”

Review by: Belva Collins, University of Kentucky “A book that I will be using in my doctoral seminar to educate faculty of tomorrow in the issues they will be facing in the coming decades . . . It is also a text that can arm persons with severe disabilities and those who advocate for them with the factual information and philosophical underpinnings that they need to effect change.”

Review by: Wayne Sailor, Director, SWIFT Center, Beach Center on Disability, University of Kansas “An excellent, readable book . . . covers the waterfront from early childhood to the elderly, and with the current policy agenda of inclusion coupled with College and Career Readiness, should be a desktop resource for all educators.”

Review by: Steven Eidelman, University of Delaware “Clearly summarizes history, contemporary policy and practice for people experiencing significant disability . . . should be a required text for students interested in working for and with people with disabilities.”

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