Parents and Professionals Partnering for Children With Disabilities: A Dance That Matters


Cultivate effective partnerships between parents and professionals

Written from both the parent’s and the professional’s points of view, this book draws upon the metaphor of dance to highlight the essential partnership between teachers, administrators, support staff, and parents of children with disabilities. Rich with humor and heart, the book offers helpful steps for self reflection, personnel preparation, and parent-professional training. Key features include:

  • Practical insights and evidence-based approaches to forming partnerships
  • Easy-to-read, non-technical language that speaks to both the heart and the mind
  • Sample letters, conversations, and other forms of communication between professionals and parents
  • Effective ways to handle difficult situations