ABSTRACT

Conversations with Families of Children with Disabilities creates a space for diverse families of children with disabilities to share their stories with pre-service and in-service teachers. Specifically designed for professionals preparing to work with families of children with disabilities, this text invites the reader to listen in as families reflect on their personal journeys in conversation with the authors. This powerful book helps educators develop a deeper understanding of families and enhance their capacity for authentic partnerships.

chapter 1|10 pages

Introduction

ByVictoria I. Puig, Susan L. Recchia

chapter 2|13 pages

A Mother and Grandmother Come Together as Caregivers

ByRachel Williams

chapter 3|23 pages

A Mother Learns to Advocate for a Preschooler with Complex Needs

ByVictoria I. Puig, Susan L. Recchia

chapter 4|16 pages

A Family Reflects on the Challenges and Achievements in their Daily Lives

ByVictoria I. Puig, Susan L. Recchia

chapter 6|23 pages

Parents Collaborate to Support their Sons’ Health and Educational Achievement

ByVictoria I. Puig, Susan L. Recchia

chapter 7|23 pages

A Family Reflects on their Achievements and Dreams

ByVictoria I. Puig, Susan L. Recchia

chapter 8|10 pages

An Unexpected Reciprocity: Guest Speakers Learn by Sharing their Stories

ByVictoria I. Puig, Susan L. Recchia

chapter 9|9 pages

Summary and Concluding Thoughts

ByVictoria I. Puig, Susan L. Recchia