If inclusion means everyone, why not ME?

photo of the back of a child sitting alone in a classroom

February 15, 2017 from Community Living Ontario
In partnership, ARCH Disability Law Centre, Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education, Community Living Ontario, University of Western Ontario, Brock University, Brockville and District Association for Community Involvement and Inclusive Education Canada are conducting a survey on the experiences of students who have an intellectual disability in our Kindergarten to Grade 12 school system.
Why are we doing this?
In Ontario, there are 72 Boards of Education. A small number of those boards operate fully segregated schools for children who have a disability. In the remaining school boards, a significant number (approximately 80 - 85%) continue to segregate students through self-contained classes where they spend the majority of the day.
How can you participate?
We are interested in hearing the voices of parents of children who have an intellectual disability about their experiences in the school system. If you wish to participate, please complete a short survey that asks questions about your child’s experiences in school.
The survey will take 20-30 minutes to complete. You will have a month to complete the survey on the same computer. Once it has been submitted, you cannot redo the survey.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Amina Patel, Assistant Project Coordinator, Community Development, Community Living Ontario at 416-447-4348 ext. 241 or Amina@communitylivingontario.ca.
Click here to participate in the survey.
Please consider sharing this email with your family and networks. The greater the participation in this survey, the more we will be able to highlight the barriers to inclusion in our classrooms.