Has your child had an IPRC? Do you understand the IPRC process? If the answer isn’t yes to both these questions you need to join us! Even if things are currently going well, this is the time to take this workshop. Advocating for your child … Continue reading Positive Advocacy: Helping Parents Be Heard by Ontario Schools
Regarding the IPRC request letter any any other letter you share with schools… Care should be given to be positive in your interactions with your child’s school and the school board as well as other service providers. This is particularly true with email and social media. … Continue reading Negotiating the Maze – Part 8
It would be rare that a child like Emily would be denied access to a school and/or at least some level of programs and services. However, schools could conceivably respond in a variety of less productive ways including: • Providing for no support. • Providing a limited support. • Allowing for unsafe situations … Continue reading Negotiating the Maze- Part 6
The principal, Ms. Smith, responded by arranging to speak to the mother that morning. She immediately spoke to the school’s special education resource teacher as well as the classroom teacher to talk to them about Emily and her needs. The school also allocated an educational assistant for part … Continue reading Nogotiaing the Maze – Part 5
The case of Emily Emily Green is six years old and is of grade one age . She has moved from another province. She is visually impaired. She blindness is profound. Emily has a medical diagnosis of profound vison impairment. There is no concern about or evidence of … Continue reading Negotiating the Maze – 4
The need to understand fundamental special education regulations is an essential component of solid advocacy. In 2007, the Ontario Ministry of Education released the resource document Shared Solutions – A Guide to Preventing and Resolving Conflicts Regarding Programs and Services for Students With Special Education … Continue reading Negotiating the Maze – Part 3
Just looking at the material I wish I had covered after finishing a 15 hour 3 session intensive advocacy course for people planning to support parents in the Windsor area. This course is three times longer than a typical advocacy session. 15 hours sounds like a lot but there is so much more information I still didn’t get to.
I think I’m going to offer a part two advocacy session for people who have down an initial advocacy workshop but want more support and info… Details to follow shortly.