Chapter 1: Why We Wrote This Book
This chapter provides an overview of A House for All Children-the goals of the book, things to keep in mind as you read through it, a description of the families who were interviewed for the book, their comments on the impact of the home and about how successful environments help both parents and children. In the following excerpt we present the goals of the book and summarize how a safe and accessible home benefits the entire family.- Authors
We set four goals for this parents' manual. They are:
"Modifications made my child feel safe, so he was less hyper."
These responses led to an obvious question--how does a successful home design help a child with a disability? Here is what we found:
Successful Home Environments
A home setting that helped both parents and children was one that:
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