Special Education

NDP Leader and Education Critic Lorraine Michael

As many as 1 in 88 children are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, and individualized and intensive early interventions are important to ensure the best possible outcomes. Too many families have to wait for assessments, diagnostic services and treatment.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says the students who are most in need of educational help do not have the specialized teachers they need for summer school in the Eastern School District.

 
NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) is not surprised to learn that, contrary to the education minister’s often-repeated claims, special education teachers in the province are being notified they will be out of work next school year.

 

Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North), NDP Critic for Education and for the Status of Persons with Disabilities, has released this statement regarding World Autism Awareness Day:

World Autism Awareness Day is a day set aside to bring attention to the need to help improve the lives of children and adults who suffer from Autism Spectrum Disorder so they can lead full and meaningful lives.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says the cuts made to the province’s Education budget are short-sighted, and will cause increased pressure to an already stressed system.

 

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please!

The hon. the Member for St. John's North.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says it is quite ironic for education minister to proclaim the month of February as Inclusive Education Month when many families of children with disabilities still fight daily battles for their children’s educational rights.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) continued his defense of students with special needs today in the House of Assembly. Today his focus was on undocumented suspensions – removing students from the classroom, often for reasons related to their disabilities, without documenting the absences.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John's North.

 

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please!

The hon. the Member for St. John's North.

 

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