"The strength of this book lies in its description of disabled children as active participants in society…This book makes a significant contribution to our knowledge about disabled children’s lives." (Health and Social Care in the Community)
"The book makes for compulsive reading once begun and has a clarity of style which makes complex issues accessible. …I would recommend the book to lecturers, practitioners and students within the social care fields and to disabled individuals, their carers and groups who are eager to identify with the political debate which informs their social exclusion" (Child & Family Social Work)
"Any book about disabled children that starts with the experience of disabled young people is doing something right." (Community Care)
"It is particularly useful in making practical suggestions for more inclusive provision and will be an invaluable text for all childcare professionals." (Aslib Book Guide)
"This excellent book is a courageous, cogent and challenging look at how to translate a social model of disability into action."
"[Middleton's] perspective is of tremendous importance for social work practice with children." (British Journal of Social Work)