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December 08 , 2010

Equity and Full Participation for Individuals with Severe Disabilities

A Vision for the Future


What key issues and challenges affect the lives of people with severe disabilities today's 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.

  • 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.

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