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

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.

Back to School – your resource guide to inclusive education material

Summary: 
It’s back to school for many families, and for families with children and youth with special needs we have resources and information that will help to navigate you through the school year.

Inclusive education means that all students attend and are welcomed by their neighbourhood schools in age-appropriate, regular classes and are supported to learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of the life of the school.

See below for Inclusion BC resources and browse through the Inclusive Education section of the website for more information on inclusive education. For more resources, check out the website links section or the inclusive education resources section.

We want to hear from you

One year after the BC labour dispute closed BC schools, Inclusion BC remains concerned that “students with special needs and their parents have yet to see how — or even if — learning conditions will improve.” Read our October 2014 OpEd here. Inclusion BC will continue advocating for students with special needs and their families throughout the school year. Get in touch with us for information, advocacy support, or to let us know what your hopes and fears are going into another school year.

Karen De Long, 604-777-9100 ext. 530 kdelong@inclusionbc.org
Karla Verschoor 604-777-9100 ext. 519 kverschoor@inclusionbc.org

Everyone Belongs in Our Schools: A Parent's Handbook on Inclusive Education

This handbook, for parents of children and youth with special needs, provides information about how the school system works, the roles of school personnel, the rights and responsibilities of parents, and tips on how to advocate effectively for your child's education. Also useful for advocates, advisers, caregivers and planners.

*Updated* On my Way - Transition planning workshop guide for students and families

This guide was originally developed as a part of Inclusion BC's Transition Planning Workshop, which is presented to families in communities throughout the province. It can also be used on its own to help prepare a student for life after high school.

Individual Education Plans - A Guide for Parents

This guide is meant to help parents understand how an IEP (Individual Education Plan) meeting works and how you and your child, working together with the school, can get the most out of this process for the benefit of your child.