Inclusion Stories

My story series about inclusion, particularly inclusive education

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The following is a collection of my stories related to inclusion, particularly as it relates to inclusive schools and classrooms.

There’s no use in ranting or complaining about something without putting forth actionable and realistic suggestions for improvement, so I started there, with Cultivating Inclusive Classrooms.

It’s also not helpful to speak for a community without actually consulting that community (even when we’re also part of that community, because we don’t speak for everyone). So I did that next: What Inclusive Education Really Means.

It’s important to know why you’re fighting for something, and how it will change the lives of others for the better, so I explained that here: Inclusion Benefits All Students.

Nearly one year ago, I wrote this piece. I was incredulous after I learned that February was considered Inclusive Education Month in Manitoba — it’s actually not. As you’ll read, all this entailed was a photo of a declaration posted on social media.

That’s literally it.

No additional funding, no policy changes, no nothing.

One year later and nothing has improved — In fact, thanks to a pandemic and government incompetence, things have changed for the worse. February Was Inclusive Education Month in Manitoba?

The only bright spot comes from a forward-thinking school division here in Manitoba, and I really hope others will follow suit. In January 2022, LRSD announced they have hired a Divisional Principal of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Services:Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism in Education.

I also have a table of contents for all my articles.

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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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