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Category: Covid-19

Press Release: BCEdAccess Online Rally Against Restraint and Seclusion in #bced April 15

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.

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Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine Access for Disabled People by Dignity Denied and BCEdAccess

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.

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EXCLUSION TRACKER 2020/2021: BCEdAccess’ Exclusion* Incident Report Form

Exclusion of students with special needs and/or disabilities is a notable problem in BC K-12 schools. *Exclusion is, under the School Act, actually a suspension and the rules that govern this should be laid out in School Board policy in for each District.