An online rally backed by BCEdAccess Society calls for Ministry of Education and school boards to end the practice of restraint and seclusion in BC schools. The rally will be streamed April 15, from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm. Folks can get the link to the stream by joining the Facebook event::https://fb.me/e/4hxIJ2YfB.
BC school district budget proposals for 2021/22 are in the works or being finalized beginning this month.
MANY MEETINGS ARE TODAY OR TONIGHT, APRIL 12TH 2021
MANY MORE ARE TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY
April 13th, 14th or 15th
We understand that decisions about vaccine priority are being made, in part, based on input from advisory groups and disability organizations. However, we are aware that little data has been collected around how COVID-19 affects disabled people as a demographic. In addition, we are concerned that the quality of data that is available and being used to support these recommendations is of poor quality, and may in fact be of little value.
BCEdAccess joins disabled people and their families around the province as well as organizations like Inclusion BC, Family Support Institute of BC in seeking a complete ban on restraint and seclusion.
A 1989 government promised to eliminate child poverty. 30 years later (2018 data) we still have 1 in 5 children living in povertyin our province. There are 26 concrete recommendations in this report from First Call BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition
Families of Kindergarten to Grade 12 students who need help during COVID-19 will have a chance to learn what they can expect from schools, through a series of free online conversations from the BCEdAccess Society.
This guest post was submitted by the Parent Advocacy Network for Public Education (PAN). BCEdAccess recognizes the critical role physical structures and spaces play in accessibility and inclusion for all students and we support PAN’s call to update these Standards.
Special Olympics BC has issued a challenge to all candidates in the 2020 provincial election: to end the deadly health inequality experienced by individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Across all major parties there is very little reference to disabled children, youth and adults in their election platforms. We have a wish list that we hope will be enacted by the new government and we hope you will ask your local candidates about some of these things!
This post was written in support of one of BCEdAccess’ election wish list items – Standards of Practice for Education Assistants in BC.