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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!

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.

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A Quarter Century of Inclusive Education for Children with Intellectual Disabilities in Ontario: Public Perceptions by Philip Burge, Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz, and Nancy Hutchinson
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Surveyed 680 adults from across Ontario to find out their opinions on inclusive education. Understanding the views of the public is an important factor in developing and evaluating policy on inclusive education. This article presents the results of an opinion poll conducted by an alliance of Read more...
Dual Diagnosis - A Guide for Families of a Child with an Intellectual /Developmental Disability and a Mental Disorder by Family Support Institute (FSI), December 2006
This guide was developed in partnership with The FORCE Society for Kids’ Mental Health and the Family Support Institute. It looks at Dual Diagnosis from the point of view of both a parent and youth. The information in this guide is not intended to provide professional advice, for which the user is Read more...
Easy-Read Guide to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by written, designed and produced for Department for Work and Pensions by the ‘EasyRead’ service @ Inspired Services Publishing Ltd. ISL366/07
Thursday, November 1, 2007
An easy to read guide to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Read more...
Everyone Belongs in Our Schools: A Parent's Handbook on Inclusive Education by Inclusion BC, 2014
To order your binder copy: Contact Inclusion BC at 604-777-9100 or info@inclusionbc.org BCACL Edition 4 (updated in August, 2012), 3-hole punched for binder, 148 pp. This new and improved handbook for parents of children and youth with special needs provides information about how the school system Read more...
Family Caregiving Study Paper by British Columbia Law Institute and the Canadian Centre for Elder Law
Thursday, June 24, 2010
The British Columbia Law Institute and the Canadian Centre for Elder Law have launched a study paper titled "Care/Work: Law Reform to Support Family Caregivers to Balance Paid Work and Unpaid Caregiving." See the press release below. Media Release (Issued by the the British Columbia Law Read more...
Having a Choice - Interim Report by Woodlands Parent Action Group
Tuesday, May 6, 2003
From the Report's introduction: The Woodlands Parents Action Group (WPAG) welcomes the opportunity to present the following submission in response to the Report on Abuse at Woodlands, “The Need to Know: Administrative Review of Woodlands School”. Our purpose is to provide feedback from the unique Read more...
Making it Real: UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by Canadian Association for Community Living, October, 2009
A call to action on ratification and implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Provides straight-forward, easy to read background information about the CRPD. Read more...
On my Way - Transition planning workshop guide for students and families by Inclusion BC, 2013, 12 pp
Friday, July 17, 2015
Updated Guide July 17, 2015 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. Read more...
Parent's Guide to Universal Design of Learning (UDL) by SET-BC (Special Education Technology – British Columbia) 2015
This brief helps parents understand UDL and how it can benefit students with learning disabilities. Read more...
Possibilities! (newsletter) by the Family Support Institute
This is a quarterly newsletter produced by and for family members of people with disabilities, providing information on a variety of issues important to families. 4/year, $25/year includes membership. Contact FSI at fsi@fsibc.com to subscribe. Read more...