Following the webinars, please feel free to visit our Inclusive Education page for more information.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Inclusive Education team by calling toll free 1-866-622-2548 ext. 2235 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have a son or daughter attending school (K-12) and are you interested in knowing more about the Inclusive Education Policy in New Brunswick? Join the Manager of Inclusive Education, Sherry Jonah, as she shares information for parents and guardians on the New Brunswick Inclusive Education Policy – Policy 322.
During this pre-recorded webinar, we discuss the following:
- The history of inclusive education in NB
- What inclusion is based on
- Key terms in the policy
- Key sections in the policy
Personalized Learning Plan (PLP)
Does your son or daughter have an intellectual disability and are you interested in knowing more about his/her Personalized Learning Plan (PLP)? Join the Manager of Inclusive Education, Sherry Jonah, as she shares information for parents and guardians on the PLP.
During this webinar, we will discuss the following:
- What is a PLP?
- When should a PLP be considered?
- What is the parent/guardian’s role?
- Accommodations vs. Modifications
Support Roles in School
As a parent of a child with a disability, you have most likely heard that your child would benefit from the support of an Educational Assistant. Because of this, many parents are requesting support for their child at school by an Educational Assistant (EA). Although EAs play a critical role in our inclusive education system, there are many other individuals in our schools that can support all students. These individuals are so valuable but often under-utilized. During this pre-recorded webinar, we will explore the different support roles available at school for your child and how your child can benefit from receiving support from a variety of individuals.
Positive Behaviour Supports
At school meetings, have you heard the term “positive behaviour supports” or “PBS” discussed? As a parent, have you been wondering that this means and how it affects your child? During this pre-recorded webinar, we will discuss what Positive Behaviours Support are, how they are used school-wide and individually, and some strategies that support fostering positive behaviours at school.
Back to School
The beginning of a new school year can come with a mix of emotions for both parents and students. Being prepared for the school year will help alleviate some of the stress and anxiety in your household. During this pre-recorded webinar, you will learn about what to expect from the New Brunswick inclusive education system, some tips for helping your child transition back to school and some strategies to help prepare your child’s new teacher for your child’s support needs.
History in Action
Explore the history of the inclusion movement in NB over the last 60 years.
Building Social Capital
This webinar was drawn from Al Condelucis’ workshop on Social Capital. He directly explores the process of relationship building and recommends six key steps and how social capital is built and sustained.
We will look at each of the six key steps in detail in keeping with the school environment and how best to support our learners through the six key steps.
Through this webinar you will learn how crucial it is for learners to have relationships and to play meaningful roles in the school environment.
Healthy Relationships and Sexuality
Having healthy relationships, understanding sexuality and safety is important for all of us, including those who have an intellectual disability.
In order to have a better understanding of how to support people with intellectual disabilities regarding these topics this three-part webinar focuses on: 1) Feelings and Self-Esteem; 2) Healthy Relationships and Sexuality; and 3) Exploring Boundaries, Trust and Ways to Keep Safe.
Part 1 – Feelings and Self-Esteem
During part one of this three-part series, we look at identifying and responding to feelings, what feelings look like as well as dealing with and expressing our feelings and emotions. We will also look at awareness of sexual and gender diversity, major stages of development and puberty. The importance of having individuals become “concrete learners” will be discussed as well. Identifying and dealing with sexual feelings and personal hygiene will be reviewed along with skills and a few things to keep in mind.
Part 2 – Healthy Relationships and Sexuality
Part two of this three-part series will focus on understanding different types of relationships as well as how they develop and evolve. Talk, touch and trust will be looked at as well as recognizing the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships. Developing and maintaining friendships is an important component to this part as is dating and romantic relationships. Making decisions about sex, types of communication and resolving conflict in relationships rounds out part two.
Part 3 – Exploring Boundaries, Trust and Ways to Keep Safe
Part three of this three-part series will focus on social and relationship boundaries. Choices, decisions and consequences will be discussed. We will also look at developing trust, types of touch, touching rights, sexual exploitation and abuse. We will finish up this third part by learning about safety rules at home as well as computer and Internet safety.