Opportunity Link Module 3

Inclusive Education – Introduction

This module is for families of children with disabilities. It is designed to assist families who want to ensure that their children receive a high quality education. The module is based on the belief that a high quality education can best be achieved in an inclusive setting where children with disabilities spend their days in […]

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Inclusive Education and its Benefits

Inclusive education is about looking at the ways our schools, classrooms, programs and lessons are designed so that all children can participate and learn. Inclusion is also about finding different ways of teaching so that classrooms actively involve all children. It also means finding ways to develop friendships, relationships and mutual respect between all children, […]

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Legal Rights and Issues

The New Brunswick Education Act states that a school district’s Director of Education can decide whether or not any child will be considered an “exceptional pupil”. This term is given to children if it felt that they require a Personalized Learning Plan because their disability contributes to “delayed educational development”. In other words, additional help […]

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Discovering Goals and Possibilities for your Child

Inclusive education will not happen without planning and effort. As parents, you play a key role in your child’s education. Your role in guiding the education of your child is crucial. There is no other person who knows and understands your child as well as you do. You have witnessed your child’s growth, you have […]

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Inclusion Is a Value & Way of Thinking

So where do we start with achieving social inclusion through recreation? One important starting point is to recognize that inclusion is a value that must guide our beliefs and actions as recreation providers and citizens. Here is what we mean by this: In the days before inclusion was a widely held idea in the fields […]

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Planning for Inclusion and a Quality Education

Identifying your goals and dreams for your child is an important first step in planning for inclusion and a quality education. The next step is using your ideas and plans to influence the school system. You will need to be involved in any planning that is taking place for your child’s education. Focus on Strengths […]

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Support for Inclusive Education

Support for inclusive education can involve many things, including: The help your child receives for personal needs they have; Various “accommodations” children with disabilities may need to participate in regular school and classroom activities; The overall support from the school including the leadership and commitment necessary to include all children; Different ways of thinking about […]

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Addressing Problems and Concerns

Achieving true inclusion may at times be difficult. From time to time, problems may arise that will require you to take action. Problems may occur when decisions are made about your child with which you do not agree. For example, the school or school district may decide that your child cannot be educated in the […]

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Additional Online Resources

Inclusive Education Policy for New Brunswick – Policy 322 A User’s Guide to the Appeal Process – New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) national website on Inclusive Education Guidelines and Standards: Educational Planning for Students with Exceptionalities – New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development […]

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Module 3: Plain Language version with Audio (Flash Format)

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