February is Inclusive Education Month and we’ve been chatting all about it on Social Media!
February is Inclusive Education Month and throughout the month we have been sharing information about this on our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/clhuntsville/ and Twitter! Here is a synopsis of some of the posts we have shared and the conversations we have generated:
Image description: A poster of text that reads: Did you know? The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities states that everyone has the right to an inclusive education. Canada was among the first countries to sign the convention. The Ontario Human Rights Commission has affirmed that educational services must promote inclusion and full participation. Regulation 181/98 of the Education Act in Ontario has called for placement of children who have an intellectual disability in regular classrooms as a first option. Sixty-seven per cent of Canadian children who have an intellectual disability are not included in a regular classroom. Numbers are thought to be higher in Ontario. Controversial documentation and complications because of labelling make this difficult to determine.