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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...
Finding a Job and Keeping it - Tips for Self Advocates by BCACL, the BC Self Advocacy Foundation, and the Self Advocacy Caucus
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
This is a plain language booklet for self advocates that gives helpful tips about finding a job and keeping it. See the table of contents below. Why work? ................................................................................................................. 4 Top ten reasons why Read more...
Guidelines for Self Advocacy Involvement by BCACL, 2008
This guide is to help people plan self advocacy involvement. 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...
Real Work for Real Pay; A booklet by self advocates, for self advocates by BCACL, 2008
'Real Work for Real Pay' is a book written by self advocates, for self advocates. It describes the learning and success of six self advocacy groups in British Columbia who completed employment projects in their communities. The booklet also explores the dreams, rights and responsibilities that self Read more...
Restorative Justice and People with Developmental Disabilities by BCACL
Sunday, January 1, 2006
Restorative justice is a philosophy that looks upon crime as a violation of people and relationships rather than the breaking of laws. Read more...
Restorative Justice and People with Developmental Disabilities A Booklet for Family Members, Advocates and Community Living Service Providers by BCACL, 2006
This 16-page booklet aims to help family members, advocates and community living service providers understand restorative justice and how it can help resolve conflicts involving individuals with developmental disabilities. Restorative justice offers a healing approach to harm done in the community. Read more...
School Trustee Election Guide 2014 by Inclusion BC, 2014, 8pp
Monday, October 20, 2014
A toolkit for groups, organizations, and individuals for putting students with special needs on the municipal election agenda. Read more...
Self Advocacy Group Start-Up Kit by BCACL, 1992, 40 pp. Updated 2008.
This is a plain language package of information to help self advocates start a self advocacy group in their community. It talks about how to get people together and what a self advocacy group can do. It includes a section on group advisors - what advisors can do for the group, how to find one, and Read more...
Stop Hurting Kids: Parent Guide for Keeping All Children Safe from Restraint and Seclusion in BC Schools by Family Support Institute and Inclusion BC, 2014, 42pp.
Monday, September 1, 2014
As the attention around restraint and seclusion in schools grows in BC, the Family Support Institute and Inclusion BC are seeking to inform and empower families of their rights around the issue. This guide will help families prevent, recognize, and act on cases of restraint and seclusion that affect Read more...