News from Inclusion BC

Nanaimo teacher disciplined for locking autistic boy in storage room
By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff, May 24, 2017
A Nanaimo-Ladysmith Public Schools substitute teacher has been suspended after admitting to locking a six-year-old autistic boy inside a storage room.

Alberta legislature unanimously approves creation of disability advocate
James Wood, Calgary Herald, Published on: May 24, 2017
The Alberta legislature voted unanimously Wednesday to create the new position of disability advocate within the government.

WATCH: Parents say union creates classroom challenges for special needs kids
By Nadia Stewart Videojournalist  Global News
Nicole Kaler’s 16-year-old daughter, Maya, has autism and she’s thriving at school. However, her mom says that success comes after years of fighting.

Five startling things Betsy DeVos just told Congress
Valerie Strauss May 24 at 4:34 PM Washington Post

Order of Canada book recognizes disability advocate Geraldine Braak Milestone collection highlights longtime Powell River resident Ionatan Waisgluss
Powell River Peak May 24, 2017 08:00 AM
Powell River resident Geraldine Braak recently received a new book in the mail, a publication in which she and 49 other Canadians are celebrated for their contributions on a national level.

The Price of ‘Disability Denial’
Opinion, New York Times, Catherine Kudlick, May 24, 2017
It was 1989 and I was immersed in my first teaching job, a one-year gig at Barnard College, with the possibility of something long-term.