More Heaven

More Heaven

Because Every Child is Special

by Jo Anne White, PhD


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More Heaven is a powerful story of compassion, determination, disappointment, triumph, and love. Based on a true story, More Heaven is about six children with autism and special needs and their remarkable teacher who gives them a chance at learning and life.Despite challenges and a lack of support, Miss Tina Randolph’s commitment to reach, teach, and inspire is unwavering. By accepting their uniqueness and participating in their private fantasy world, while also engaging them in the real world, she eventually succeeds. Tina, her teacher’s aide, Kaye, and the children mount a tireless, daily battle to shift the tide toward the acceptance of people who are different. The pioneer program, begun in chaotic, uncharted waters, bridges the gap of understanding and paves the way for the inclusionary practices of education and society’s acceptance of children and adults with special needs. This is a road that continues to need paving, making the messages in More Heaven equally relevant today. The book evolved from an experiment in the Philadelphia school system in the late 1970's in response to the 1975 Education for the Handicapped Act. The mandate ruled that public schools in the US educate all children with disabilities, despite their severity. Previously, many of these children with special needs were kept at home—isolated and denied access to the mainstream. "More Heaven reaches in from the heart outward to all children. They will be heard."

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Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 238 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Feb 24, 2016)
ISBN10: 147876547X
ISBN13: 9781478765479
Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / General

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Jo Anne White, PhD About the Author: Jo Anne White, PhD is an international bestselling, award-winning author and speaker who taught children with special needs for several years. After completing her master’s and doctoral program, she became an instructor in the Education and Special Education Departments at Temple University in Philadelphia. She was then hired as the executive director of an educational, clinical, vocational, autistic, and residential Treatment Center for Children and Youth with Special Needs at Bancroft in New Jersey.

Later, she served as the Director of Research, Evaluation and Training for all Bancroft Inc. programs. She is the executive producer and host of the popular Power Your Life TV and radio shows, a Certified Professional Coach and Business Consultant, and has been featured in national and international media outlets such as, Good Housekeeping, More, and WebMD, with frequent guest appearances on NBC, CBS, FOX, and Voice America.

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