IPRC (see page)

The following in is support of material for my three part webinar series. I copy of this material with active links will be up in a few days.

In the meanwhile most of the material can be can be found at

Negotiating the maze…

The IPRC webinar series these notes unpin is found at

Class is in Session..

Preparing for the IPRC – Process

Understanding the rules: The case of Emily

1. I am going to, hopefully, lead you to an understanding of the rules and regulations that how we advocate for support with children with education related to disorders such as autism spectrum disorder.

2. The purpose of this section will be to show you how the system can work. In a sense, you will learn about “tools” that you can use. What remains to be explored later on is exactly how you should use a given tool and, if so, when and where to use it.

See page for rest of material…

Mississauga Workshop: Helping Parents be heard by Ontario School Boards – hosted by Educational Consultant Ed Mahony Tickets, Sat, 7 Apr 2018 at 10:00 AM | Eventbrite

Eventbrite – Autism Ontario presents Mississauga Workshop: Helping Parents be heard by Ontario School Boards – hosted by Educational Consultant Ed Mahony – Saturday, 7 April 2018 at Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Mississauga/West, Mississauga, ON, ON. Find event and ticket information.
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Advocacy Webinar…

The first of several workshops across the province. For a start, watch the webinars.

Autism Ontario IPRC Workshops/Webinars

100 Nights of Advocacy – Night 12

A week or so later, Emily’s mom received a call from Ms. Patel telling her the school was planning an IPRC for Emily for early November, about four weeks away. 

She told Ms. Green that a package would be sent home with Emily containing a letter from the principal confirming the future meeting as well as a copy of the Board’s Guide to Special Education Programs and Services. She added that there will be a copy of the materials in Braille. She concluded by asking her mother fs she had any questions and inviting her to call the school if she had any questions or concerns.

 The next day Mrs. Green found an envelope from school in Emily’s backpack after school.

100 Nights of Advocacy – Night 11

Emily’s mom ask for an IPRC in writing…

This request could feel unusual to school staff because, for many schools, this is not a “normal practice.” It is possible that the request will be initially misunderstood and even refused. We will look at how to assert this right in a positive yet assertive fashion shortly.
Emily’s mother also noted in her letter that Emily’s father was also visually impaired and required materials in Braille to participate.  
 The School Board has an specific obligation to materials in accommodated formats based the needs as participants who are entitled to materials.

 A person or body is required by this Regulation to communicate in writing to a parent or pupil shall, at the request of the parent or pupil, use a braille, large print or audio-cassette format for the communication. O. Reg. 181/98, s.4,

A week or so later, Emily’s mom received a call from Ms. Patel telling her the school was planning an IPRC for Emily for early November, about four weeks away.