When her daughter Erin was born and diagnosed with a disability, mother and author Barbara McKenzie realized how much she had to learn about welcoming everyone and discovering the gifts in each of us. Throughout Erin's short life, her mother shared observations, surprises, and reflections inspired as Erin and her family made new connections and relationships. Some of those narratives and a few new ones, thoughts from Erin's friends, and a beautiful collection of photographs tell this story of inclusion.
"We were both moved and inspired by this book. In her short life, Erin was able to show us more about what is possible than all the research in the field. Every apprehensive educator or parent needs to have this book in hand." -Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift, authors of Credo for Support
This short video has been posted several places on the web including the Otterbein University Library Erin McKenzie Virtual Welcoming Space and Inclusion Network out of Canada and now is finally on youtube.
Thanks, Barb McKenzie, Chair of Ohio TASH
Author of “Reflections of Erin – The Importance of Belonging, Relationships, and Learning with Each Other”