Wednesday, 20 January 2016

National Inclusive Education Month

Inclusive education means that all students attend and are welcomed by their neighbourhood schools in age-appropriate, regular classes and are supported to learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of the life of the school. Inclusive education is about how we develop and design our schools, classrooms, programs and activities so that all students learn and participate together.
Community Living Toronto is proud to sponsor the “Fifteenth Annual Awards for Inclusive Education”. This award is given to recognize outstanding practices in inclusion within the school system. Awards will be given to both the Toronto Catholic District School Board and the Toronto District School Board.
This year awards will be given to educators who demonstrate a belief in inclusive education by:
¨       Promoting the rights of all children in the neighbourhood, including those with an intellectual disability, to attend their local school and receive a quality education
¨       Supporting, encouraging and facilitating the inclusion of children with an intellectual disability within an appropriate grade classroom
¨       Assisting the student to achieve their full potential by ensuring necessary classroom accommodations and curriculum modifications occur
¨       Providing and modelling a welcoming, accepting environment that ensures the student does not remain or become socially isolated
¨       Valuing the unique contribution of all students
¨      Welcoming and encouraging the involvement of parents and/or others knowledgeable about disability issues
For further information please contact:
Mia McGowan at 416-438-1165 ext 222 or

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