Nova Scotia hires professors to evaluate changes to bolster inclusive classrooms

Nova Scotia has hired two University of Ottawa professors at a cost of nearly $458,000 over three years, to evaluate changes aimed at improving services and programs for students with special needs in the classroom. The Education Department says the…

Newspaper for special needs community celebrates 10 years

The piano serves as a vehicle for Steven Atme’s feelings but on Friday, his performance was meant to celebrate the existence of another medium — one he enjoys working with. “I do,” he laughed.  “I really, really, really do.  “Especially…

10-year-old Transcona boy steps up to defend a special needs classmate

During Wednesday’s lunch hour, 10-year-old Logan Krawchuk, a fifth-grader at Harold Hatcher Elementary in Transcona, found himself in problematic situation. He was near the playground with his friends when he allegedly spotted a special needs classmate being picked on. READ…

EXCLUSIVE: Parents fear their fight for services landed their son in middle of school board battle

The family of a Grade 6 student at the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) says their son has been abandoned by the system. After fighting for services for three years, the student’s parents recently called on their commissioner for help.…

‘It’s sad’: Riverview children suffering with no school physiotherapist, parents say

Two mothers from Riverview, N.B., say they’re concerned that physiotherapy is no longer available in their school. “I passed the point of frustrated; I’m angry,” says Natalie Moase, the mother of a Riverview boy with special needs and needs a…