Position Statements

Brief on Systemic Barriers to Implementing Inclusive Education in New Brunswick
Brief on Systemic Barriers to Implementing Inclusive Education in New Brunswick As the government of New Brunswick moves to improve and strengthen inclusive education, identifying and addressing the systemic barriers to implementing the inclusive education model will be necessary. This brief will attempt to offer the insight of the New Brunswick Association for Community Living.
Position Paper on the Roles and Responsibilities of Teacher Assistants Within an Inclusive Education System
Over the past two decades New Brunswick has come to be seen internationally as a forerunner in building an inclusive public education system. Since the passage of Bill 85 in 1986, a cornerstone of its education policy has been the unconditional acceptance of all children into regular classes and the life of the school. Since then, one of the most valuable supports made available to schools has been the teacher assistant.
Position Statement on Disability Supports
Purpose: To ensure that people who have an intellectual disability have access to the individualized disability supports that they require and which they choose in order to live, work and participate in the community as full citizens.
Position Statement on Employment
Purpose: To ensure that people who have an intellectual disability can work for real wages in inclusive workplaces throughout New Brunswick and receive the necessary education, training and support to obtain and maintain full or part time employment as they may choose.
Position Statement on Having a Home and Access to Housing
Purpose: To ensure that people with an intellectual disability have the right to choose where and with whom they want to live with the support that they may require in a home that is suitable, adequate, accessible and affordable.
Position Statement on Inclusive Education
Purpose: To ensure that New Brunswick’s education system and schools reflect and prepare students for life in inclusive communities.
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