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

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.

Congratulations to the 2012 Inclusive Education Award Winners

BCACL is happy to announce four winners of our national inclusive education awards. Winners were chosen from Mission, Prince George, Cranbrook and Nicola Valley.

Read more about Inclusive Education Month here.

2012 Inclusive Education Award Winners:

The team at Heritage Park Secondary School
Kathy Baker, Jack Walton, Patti-Lee Simpson and Joel Noftle from Heritage Park Secondary in Mission, BC are classroom teachers who go to great length to have all students included in their English, Art, P.E. and Music blocks without any barriers. They are described as not only promoting inclusive education with colleagues but by also offering practical ideas on how to achieve fully welcoming and inclusive classes. Read the press release here.

Carl Anserello
A retired School Services Administrator from Prince George was nominated by a large group of supporters for his creative and innovative approaches within the Prince George school district and beyond to the community and province. Carl was seen as a trailblazer who refused to nothing less than full inclusion for all children regardless of their needs. Read the press release here.

Connie White
Connie White is a student services teacher from the city of Cranbrook in the east Kootenays. Fellow teachers at Amy Woodland Elementary spoke of Connie’s leadership and hands on work as central to the successful inclusive education for students with special needs.Connie ensures that students have the needed adaptations and modifications that enable them to learn with their peers and that the educators have the support they need to make this happen. Read the press release here.

John Chenoweth and Faye Ahdemar
At the post-secondary education level we have awarded John Chenoweth, Dean of Instruction and Faye Ahdemar, Instructor, College Readiness & Indigenous Academic Studies from Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, Merritt. As leaders John and Faye ensure that all students follow the same processes for registration, course selection, learning, campus involvement and convocation as every other student. Read the press release here.

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Past winners