100 Days of Advocacy – Day 1


Autism Ontario was kind enough to help me create several resources to help parents understand the IPRC process.

Over the next 100 posts I am going to post the webinar piece by piece with added supporting material

This will be the most in depth examination of the IPRC possible.

Watch for it as it rolls out every day.

Please this information. I’d like this to reach as many parents as possible.

Autism Ontario is proud to present our Online Webinar Series – The IPRC Process

The webinars, powerpoints, resources notes and linked information support each other and should be used interchangeably.

Class is in Session! Featuring Ed Mahony

Join me for 3 intensive webcasts focusing on you getting the most out of the IPRC process. These interactive webinars will cover next steps after your child’s team has met to discuss educational outcomes.

Note: These webinars will remain available on demand whenever you desire to access them.

Click here for more information!

Date: Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 from 12pm – 1pmRegister here
Date: Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 from 12pm – 1pmRegister here
Date: Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 from 12pm – 1pmRegister here

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Negotiating the Maze: Strategies for Effective … – Autism Ontario

This document is a portal to many useful resources for parents regarding advocacy. I have used this material to create this resource.

Shared Solutions – www.edu.gov.on.ca.

A wonderful publication from the Ministry of Education exploring ways to collaborate.

Special Education: A Guide for Educators 2001 – The Northwest …

Though some information has changed since 2001, the IPRC section is very useful.

As well, I will provide links to other resources within the resources notes.

Webinar 1. – slides 1 to 5

Webinar 1 – Resource Notes

Leading up to your child’s IPRC

Understanding the rules: The case of Emily

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.

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.

An interesting reality of this material is that often many educators do not actually understand the regulations, including teachers, principals or even supervisory staff. Often, our advocacy efforts can help to connect educators with the legislation. This process can be both advantageous and difficult for parents. Asserting rights that are newly discovered by educators allows parents to be heard. However, change is difficult for everyone and parents need to be mindful of asserting their rights in a respectful and positive manner.