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Advocating For Special Needs in BC Schools Conference


Join us for our first annual Advocacy Conferfence! Do you have a child who needs extra support at school? Wondering how to get your child what they need to survive and thrive in the system?

KEYNOTE: Advocating for the Advocate
with Birgitta von Krosigk
Coach, Facilitator, Mediator, and Researcher at Dialogica, Vancouver, BC

Morning Session:

Access to Education: BC Update
Aboriginal Experience with Inclusion
Education as a Human Right

Afternoon Workshops:
Self-Care for Advocates
Success Stories Panel
The ABCs of IEPs
Tools for Getting to Yes
Connecting with Outside Agencies
Advocacy Next Steps

Register by Tuesday, March 1st for your earlybird discount!

For more conference details, travel information, etc. visit https://bcedaccess.com/2016/02/12/advocating-for-special-needs-in-bc-schools-a-conference-for-parentsguardians/



Travel and Hotels

We have blocked off rooms at the Sandman Hotel on W. Georgia for April 1st and 2nd – click below for details!


Travel to Vancouver:

If you are coming from Victoria, and you catch the ferry at 7 am the same day, you can get to the conference in time when driving.

There are a few people coming from the island as well as other places around the province; we do encourage people to carpool and share costs!  Please email the page and we will be glad to post about ride sharing.

Can I bring my child/is there childcare available at the event?
This conference is for the adult caregivers of children with special needs. While we recognize that this may pose a barrier for some attendees, unfortunately we can’t admit children or provide daycare due to liability issues. We regret that this isn’t possible for this conference, and we will examine the possibility for future ones!

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The Roundhouse is located on the corner of Davie and Pacific in Downtown Vancouver. It is easily accessible by car or transit:
Skytrain: The Yaletown – Roundhouse Canada Line Station is 200 metres from The Roundhouse.

Bus: Buses C21 & C23 stop within feet of the Roundhouse.
Driving: Underground pay parking is available, access off Drake (south of Pacific Blvd). Price is $13.00 per day on the weekend.

Is the venue accessible for persons with disabilities?
The building has elevators, handicapped bathrooms and automatic entrance doors. If you are coming from the parking lot, there are elevators. If you are coming from the Canada Line, the Yaletown station is also fully accessible. Most public buses in Vancouver are equipped for wheelchairs as well.
Please let us know about any other accessibility requirements and we will endeavour to provide for your needs.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can contact BC Parents of Special Needs Students – Equitable Access to Education at equitableaccesstoeducation@gmail.com

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, your printed ticket will be required at the door. Thank you!