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From December 1-3, we're celebrating the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Film festivals will be held in 5 locations across BC. Stay tuned for details!

Watch our 60th Anniversary video that honours and remembers the civil rights history of people with intellectual disabilities in BC. Read more about our history here.

Our new report shows the continued systemic use of restraint and seclusion in BC schools. Read more.

Inclusive Education Guiding Principles

  • The public school system is the foundation for inclusive education.
  • All students have the right to receive a public education in the regular classroom.
  • Inclusive education at all levels benefits students with special needs and their peers.
  • Each student is unique and needs an individualized approach to education to meet his or her intellectual, physical, social, and emotional and career development goals.
  • Parents are valuable contributing partners in the education system and their involvement enhances the effectiveness and accountability of the school system.
  • Parents have a responsibility to be involved in their child’s education and schools have the responsibility to encourage parental involvement.
  • Students’ participation in all aspects of school life is vital to a rich education experience.
  • Transitions are more successful for students when formalized student-centered planning occurs.