NBACL is concerned about the impacts the CUPE New Brunswick strike will have on New Brunswick students and families, in particular students with an intellectual or developmental disability. We know that many of these students thrive on routine, and the sudden changes may be challenging.
Educational assistants play a significant role in supporting New Brunswick students with an intellectual or developmental disability. Through our own direct work with families and through the numerous educational assistants who have received National Inclusive Education Awards over the years, we have heard repeatedly about the impact and importance EAs play in helping to create more inclusive learning environments that support full learning and potential for all students.
We hope for a quick resolution to the issues at hand. During this time, we invite any families who need additional support to reach out to us.