In some way, we all touch the lives of special needs kids. Dave Funk helps us understand these unique individuals and the important part we play in their lives. Each page of this book provides: Tools and insights for those teaching special need kids. Learning at its best through stories and examples. Powerful techniques that help all children. Research-based, legally sound information The lessons in this book are not just for educators, but also for parents, siblings, law enforcement, clergy, and anyone else whose life is touched by special needs kids. These unique individuals touch the lives of all of us and everyone who reads this book will laugh, cry, celebrate, and learn. Dave gives you a brilliant blend of experience born from thousands of interactions with kids, parents, and educators, and solid, psychologically relevant research. Through hundreds of stories and examples gathered over three decades as an educator, he gives a clear picture of special needs kids for who they are, not for who we are afraid they might be.