School Stresses

February was inclusive education month.

I have been low-key “harassing”* our Minister of Education by sending a tweet a day, every single day for the month of February. This is part of my work aiming to draw attention to the fact that our government does nothing meaningful toward improving inclusion in Manitoba’s public schools.

*Please note, my flippant comment about harassment is hyperbole, I am not actually harassing anyone, I am contacting my political representative once daily, asking him to do his job.

Virtual Schooling Is A Right

When schools can’t accommodate students properly in person, we must at least provide a suitable alternative. I recently learned virtual schools are scheduled to close at the end of this school year.

Why Twice Exceptional Students Hate School

Traditional education is the opposite of what 2e and neurodivergent kids need. Twice exceptional (2e) refers to someone who is considered intellectually gifted and also has a disability, or is neurodivergent.

Inclusive Education Month Is Ending

It’s nearly the end of February. I’ve contacted our Minister of Education every single day through social media, as well as sending more formal letters of concern, and have received zero acknowledgement. It’s almost as though the minister is just not that into my work.

Poverty And Education Are Inseparable Issues

Yet again, Manitoba has earned the dubious distinction of having the highest child poverty rates of all provinces in the entire country. We are second only to the territory of Nunavut. For years, experts have issued warnings to our political leaders and policy makers.

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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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