By initially substituting a single physical limitation for ASD we replace big numbers with small numbers so that our common sense can perceive what should be.
Just posted by the Ministry. A must read. I will post material exploring the document soon.
The Ministry of Education has developed Special Education in Ontario, Kindergarten to Grade 12: Policy and Resource Guide (2017) to support educators in the implementation of effective programs and/or services for students with special education needs. This document, available in PDF format (2.69 MB), supersedes Special Education: A Resource Guide (2001) as well as the following policy and resource documents:
Sorry for the delay….
In my work as a Resource Teacher, I have found that one way to help some students understand more complicated math equations is to start with simple numbers that have self evident solutions that students can solve by common sense like 2×2=4. Once the learner understands the dynamic of the equation, we can use more difficult numbers.
For many…. 4208(47.5+92.8)
(The answer to the last one is 8. As for the harder one.. you’re on your own)
In a sense, this process follows the Applied Behaviour Analysis principle of shaping behaviour from the sample to the complex. It’s how we learn to swim and read and drive… and it’s a good way to learn advocacy.
That being said, the best way I know to help you understand the labyrinth of the Ontario special education regulatory scheme is to initially refrain from addressing issues related to Autism Spectrum Disorder.
ASD is, in a word, “complicated.” The diagnosis shifts over time and has many facets and related conditions. In short, it has many moving parts…
It’s important at the beginning of this project that parents and educators understand the value of understanding and following educational regulations. I often hear the following statements in some form or another from parents and sometimes educators… “We don’t want to be adversarial… Can’t we … Continue reading 100 Nights of IPRC Talk – Night 2
Over the Summer Autism Ontario was kind enough to help me create several resources to help parents understand the IPRC process.
Over the next 100 nights 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.
This document is a portal to many useful resources for parents regarding advocacy. I have used this material to create this resource.
A wonderful publication from the Ministry of Education exploring ways to collaborate.
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
Available on page found in top menu…
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.
Next posting on Friday, September 8
Want to understand the IPRC process?
Watch these three webinars explaining the IPRC in detail.
A resource list is included.
Detailed text for each webinar with resource links.
These Webinars were created to support upcoming IPRC workshops.
Watch for locations and times in the next few weeks.