Off the Fence

Disability Advocacy

by Pat Linkhorn


Formats

Softcover
$13.95
Hardcover
$23.95
E-Book
$3.99
Softcover
$13.95

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/22/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781491710913
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781491710937
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781491710920

About the Book

In 1987, when Pat Linkhorn found herself raising two daughters with special needs, she had to rely on letters to get the information she needed. These days, the process of finding information for children with disabilities is much more straightforward. In this collection of writings, Linkhorn shares a personal account of her experiences and offers advice on dealing with the various issues that she encountered through the years.

Linkhorn hopes to help parents of special needs children find the humor amid the absurdity of life. Join her as she recalls navigating the choppy waters of serving as an advocate for her children and others with special needs. She offers advice on making decisions that benefit special needs children; dealing effectively with agencies, committees, and people; and telling your story in a way that generates attention.

As the mother of one autistic daughter and another who was born prematurely and is blind, Linkhorn has dealt with and worked for numerous social and educational agencies devoted to helping special needs individuals for more than twenty years. No longer constrained by agency rules and guidelines, she is off the fence and she tells her tale of survival and victory and explains how the system really works.


About the Author

Pat Linkhorn has worked for twenty years with parents of children with special needs. She has written articles for numerous special needs publications, many of which have been used by universities to teach special education teachers. She lives with her husband and two daughters in a small town in Ohio. They have fourteen llamas, three cats, and one dog. Visit her online at http://www.patlinkhorn.org.