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.
By removing the speech services at a critical time like this pandemic, it sends a clear message
that it is dispensable. Children being able to effectively communicate is an integral part of
becoming an engaged and active member of the community.
UBC researchers and BCEdAccess partner in research on Inclusive Education – respond by Dec 20! #bced #bcedchat #bcpoli
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
Within the last year, BC parents paid for many services that should be provided in school or by Health or MCFD to be truly equitable, including tutoring, occupational therapy, psychoeducational assessments, and more.
There are nearly 2000 students who have a disability designation in the Chilliwack school district, and many more students who are likely waiting for designation and/or assessment. This language impacts them.
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.
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!
8 things to do to prepare your child with #disabilities for return to school – updated for #COVID-19