Thinking Outside the Box: Challenging the Status Quo

The frustration with accommodations at school

People deserve to work and learn in an environment where they are heard and where change is possible.

Dear Teachers: I see you and appreciate you. I know many of you have been advocating for your students louder and longer than almost anyone else.

ALL children are entitled to appropriate education, and it’s up to the parents and school teams to work together to make that happen.

Now more than ever, children requiring accommodations must have their needs met, even if that requires a little ingenuity and creativity.

“…adequate special education, therefore, is not a dispensable luxury. For those with severe learning disabilities, it is the ramp that provides access to the statutory commitment to education made to all children…”.

Continue reading on Educate.

Published by Neurodiversity MB

Jillian has Child and Youth Work diploma as well as a BA in Psychology. Jillian worked on the front lines of Social Services agencies from 2003 - 2012. Jillian has taken numerous continuing education courses and has attended various workshops focused on supporting neurodiverse children, in particular children with ADHD.

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