Led by Angela Clancy of the Family Support Institute of BC, the Inclusive Education Partnership Group will present a discussion about the move of childcare into the Ministry of Education, and change coming in about 2 years.in We hope you will be able to make it to be a part of the conversation at AdvoCon2021, our 7th annual education advocacy conference held September 22nd to 26th online!
Tickets still available on Eventbrite now – sessions are recorded and viewable after the event for ticket holders!
The Inclusive Education Partnership Group (IEPG) is a network of provincial organizations that come together around their interest to raise awareness, support and improve inclusive education in our province. We ground our understanding of inclusive education within Article 24 of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities according to which all children have the right to the support they need to access education on the basis of equal opportunity. This network includes organizations that consider inclusive education from a variety of perspectives including non-profit provincial and community organizations, post-secondary programs, unions, and service providers.
Workshop: Letter Writing and Other Advocacy Communications
With the movement of child care to be the responsibility of the Ministry of Education, we want to ensure inclusion of children with disabilities is not forgotten. Access to inclusive child care within the Early Learning Framework and before/after school care within the Seamless Childcare Framework means that children with disabilities and diverse learning needs that require additional support will have a supported spot. This will allow them to be part of the community, just as they will also become part of the learning community as they transition to their K-12 education. We, as the Inclusive Education Partners Group, acknowledge that all changes will involve the development of policy and sufficient funding to support full implementation. This session will explore a range of questions to ponder and shine a light on to help explore solutions and/or raise as this transition occurs.
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