The Exceptional Parent

Exceptional Parent is a magazine providing practical information and guidance to parents of children and young adults with disabilities and the professionals who serve them. It was founded in 1971 and is published monthly by Psy-Ed Corp.Subjects include disabilities. The editor in chief is Rick Rader.

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 1, January-February

A Commitment to Integration
A Commitment To Integration The Center on Human Policy is pleased to announce receipt of five years' support (October 1990 to September 1995) by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education, for a...
Augmentative Communication 1991
Augmentative Communication 1991 This year Prentke Romich Company is celebrating twenty-five years of contribution to the field of assistive technology for people with disabilities. Established in 1966, we built our first augmentative and alternative...
Changing Public Attitudes on Spanking
Changing Public Attitudes on Spanking Though spanking was once a common method used to punish children when they misbehaved, the majority of the public no longer seems to favor the use of corporal punishment. The National Committee for Prevention...
Detroit: Project SPIN - Self Advocacy Group
Detroit: Project SPIN -- Selt Advocacy Group Project SPIN, funded in September 1987 as a three-year demonstration project through the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council and implemented by the Family and Neighborhood Services agency for Wayne...
Editorial - "Suit the Actions to the Words." (Family Support Bulletin)
Editorial -- "Suit the Actions to the Words" As we prepare to conclude the first year of the last decade of the twentieth century, we are faced with a number of paradoxes between our articulated values and policy and current practice and budgets....
Education of the Handicapped Act (EHA) Reauthorization of 1990
Education of the Handicapped Act (EHA) Reauthorization of 1990 At this writing the Education of the Handicapped Act (EHA) Reauthorization of 1990 is on President Bush's desk awaiting his signature. Parents will be interested in several changes: inclusion...
Health Care Industry Forces Family Impoverishment: UCPA Witness Testifies on Access to Health Insurance
Health Care Industry Forces Family Impoverishment: UCPA Witness Testifies on Access to Health Insurance On September 19, 1990, UCPA witness Donald Penzenik of South Bend, Indiana, testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce,...
"He Didn't Take Responsibility When They Were Younger." Divorce and Children
"He didn't take responsibility when they were younger." "My former husband want to have my daughter, Jill, spend three weeks with his new family this summer," Joan Rice, A dark-haired, slender woman in her late forties, spoke sharply. Since our divorce,...
I Had a Dream
I Had A Dream Twenty years ago I began working with parents as a volunteer. Soon I began to work professionally in the field as a parent leader of a local parent program. From the very beginning, my dream was that every parent, no matter where they...
Inclusion: A New Reality
Inclusion: A New Reality WE ARE PLEASED and honored to be publishing information organized by two key national organizations in Exceptional Parent in 1991. The initiation of this new program within Exceptional Parent is an especially appropriate...
Inclusion vs. Exclusion - Society Is at a Turning Point
Inclusion vs. Exclusion -- Society is at a Turning Point "Those who are members of society, and those who are marginalized from society, have a great need for each other's gifts. The sand of ordinary life is lived in community where people spend...
Innovative Approaches to Family Support; Chicago Pilot Program for Home Care
INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO FAMILY SUPPORT Chicago Pilot Program for Home Care In a northern suburb of Chicago, Illinois, one family with a child with a developmental disability has successfully fought for the resources to care for that family...
New York City: Commitment to Family and Consumer Needs at United Cerebral Palsy of New York City
New York City: Commitment to Family and Consumer Needs at United Cerebra Palsy of New York City The UCP affiliate in New York City (UCP/NY) has an Office of Consumer and Family Advocacy now in business to assist the affiliate with family support advocacy]...
Past, Present, Future; an Advocate's Perspective
PAST PRESENT FUTURE Today we have the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the first comprehensive civil rights law for persons with disabilities, prohibiting discrimination in employment, transportation and public accommodations. We enjoy strong...
President's Message
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE As President of the Board of Directors of the National Parent Network on Disabilities (NPND), I want to open this column with a "Hello" and an "Invitation" to all of my fellow parents of children with special needs. My "Hello"...
Section 504: A Tool for Obtaining Services for Children with Special Health Needs
Section 504: A Tool for Obtaining Services for Children with Special Health Needs Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 provides that "no otherwise qualified handicapped individual shall, solely by reason of his handicap, be excluded from...
Support to Families of Children with HIV Infection
Support to Families of Children with HIV Infection Since 1965, the Association for the Care of Children's Health (ACCH) has played a leading role in helping the health care system become more responsive to the unique needs of children and their families....
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