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Family-Professional Partnerships

RELATED RESOURCES The first type is the family-professional partnerships. In this partnership, families and professionals collaborate by capitalizing on each other's judgment and expertise in order to increase benefits for students, families, and professionals alike. We have identified seven principles of family-professional partnerships: communication, professional competence, respect, commitment, equality, advocacy, and trust.

Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today's Schools (6th ed.)

This textbook contains 16 chapters. Twelve are on different categories of exceptionality. Four discuss special education, universal design for learning and inclusion, cultural diversity, and family partnerships. The theme of family partnerships is carried throughout every chapter.

Families, professionals, and exceptionality: Positive outcomes through partnerships and trust (6th ed.)

This textbook contains 12 chapters organized into three major sections: family systems perspective, history and public policy related to partnerships, and strategies and processes for enhancing partnerships and outcomes.

The exceptional life of Jay Turnbull: Disability and dignity in America, 1967-2009

This book is a memoir of the life of the son (Jay), of Beach Center's co-founders (Ann and Rud Turnbull). It tells how Jay received support from family, friends, and professionals to live a self-determined life and how the support he receive dignified him and those who committed themselves to his life. Red number 2, blue number 3