– This year’s Exclusion Tracker report shows BC children and youth with disabilities missed thousands of days of school, were left without support or instruction, were left out of field trips, clubs and events, were secluded and restrained, and numbers haven’t improved over 4 years of collecting and sharing data.
BCEdAccess presented again to the Select Standing Committee On Finance And Government Services today, an annual opportunity to provide suggestions to the committee to make recommendations to government on budget priorities for the province.
If trustees are to be censured and suspended from their duties, then we believe the public has a right to know the details, including the cost of this investigation using public funds intended for student services and supports, so that we can decide for ourselves whether the action, which prevents trustees from performing their elected duties, was warranted.
Based on a chart and information developed back in 2020 by Inclusion BC, Family Support Institute of BC and BCEdAccess in 2020 but never released,… Read More »BC School Covid Decision Making For Families
Asking disabled students to stay home if they don’t feel safe is ableist. Action to specifically protect vulnerable learners will show that their safety needs are a priority. This is an opportunity to get it right, after a very isolating year where so many families just left altogether when they realized that no one was going to offer safe and equitable learning to their disabled children and youth.When we ask for equitable access to education, it applies to health and safety too. Creating a safe learning environment for disabled students and staff benefits ALL students and staff, and the broader community.
It’s International Human Rights Day. Learn about our Day 8 rally for disability rights, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and SDG 4, Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education. #bced #bcpoli #HumanRights
Nov 25 – Dec 3 – barriers to access in education and all systems and enact the rights of disabled children, youth and adults. Access delayed is access denied!
I was quoted saying that families without current access to supports and services through CYSN are thrilled. What I said was that SOME families are thrilled. This is an accurate statement. What she didn’t share is that I ALSO said many families are anxious about the changes.
Come join Chantelle Morvay-Adams and Tracy Humphreys of BCEdAccess, for a LIVE discussion with Cindy Dalglish, lead facilitator of the EA Standards of Practice Working Group, and & Natalie Taylor-Lane, amazing education assistant!
We’ll be talking about what the EA Standards Working Group is, and what it’s been up to! We’ll also be talking about:
BCEdaccess Budget Proposal for the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services #BCBudget #bcpoli #bced