How Did You Get Here? chronicles the educational experiences of sixteen students with disabilities and their paths to personal and academic success at Harvard University. The book explores common themes and the crucial roles played by parents, teachers, and others. Above all, it provides a clear and candid account of the challenges and biases facing young disabled studentsHow Did You Get Here? chronicles the educational experiences of sixteen students with disabilities and their paths to personal and academic success at Harvard University. The book explores common themes and the crucial roles played by parents, teachers, and others. Above all, it provides a clear and candid account of the challenges and biases facing young disabled students, as well as the opportunities they found and created on the way to academic and personal success. “Hehir, Schifter, and Harbour weave together sixteen inspiring stories into a single narrative with a powerful message: with the right expectations, accommodations, and support, the potential of students with disabilities is boundless. This book is a stirring reminder of our responsibility to ensure that every child has the opportunity to learn, succeed, and find fulfillment in their lives.” —James E. Ryan, Charles William Eliot Professor of Education and dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education “Tom Hehir has delved inside the disability experience to break down the stereotypes that all too often trap people with disabilities and deny them the opportunity to pursue their inherent potential. This book is a must-read for educators, parents, and students with disabilities throughout America.” —Marca Bristo, president and CEO, Access Living “I cannot exaggerate how much this book resonated with me and with my experience working with students with disabilities. It is a book of stories embodying challenges and ultimate successes in a field that too often stops with stories about challenges. It should inspire and it should teach. All educators should read it.” —Andres A. Alonso, professor of practice, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and former CEO, Baltimore Public Schools...
|Title||:||how did you get here students with disabilities and their journeys to harvard|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||256 Pages|
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how did you get here students with disabilities and their journeys to harvard Reviews
"How did you get here" seeks to explain how individuals with disabilities are able to overcome the negative stigmas attached to their identities. The author achieves this through interviewing Harvard Graduates, showing that their stories are remarkably normal. They have parents who advocate on their behalf, they had good teachers who encouraged them and supported them, they had bad teachers who would not accommodate them. Ultimately, the book seeks to start normalizing their success story to change the phrase, "How did you get here" into "Welcome, of course you are here."The biggest takeaways that I have from this book is that we should always seek to find accommodations that integrate and provide students with access to the material rather than segregate and seek to overcompensate for our ableist assumption that they cannot achieve on the same level. Also, the book makes the point that many disabled youth often struggle with "coming out" with their identity as a disabled individual. We should be aware of this in our practice and ensure that Universal Design is a part of our everyday practice to ensure even those who are not comfortable asking for accommodations are able to participate.