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Negotiating the Maze – Part 7 Let’s assume that the school was in someway reticent to schedule an IPRC. Emily’ mother , after consideration, requests an IPRC meeting in writing to the principal of the school Sample IPRC request letter. Below you will find a sample IPRC request letter. This letter is sent to the …

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To Identify Or Not Identify…   This article explores the identification question in the ASD context.  Spoiler alert.   There is no question.  Let’s assume that the school was in someway reticent to schedule an IPRC.  Emily’ mother , after consideration, requests an  IPRC meeting in writing to the principal of the school Sample IPRC request letter. Below you will find …

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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 to occur. • Denying entry/registration until some future meeting. • Denying entry …

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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 of the day to provide support.  Comment: The principal and the school …

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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 any other limitation or condition.  There are no behavioural or …

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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 Needs Shared Solutions points to a remedy to the power …

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