As reported in a previous blog, on December the 4th 2017 CADDAC met with Minister Fleming and his staff to discuss ADHD in BC schools, our recent policy paper and the highly anticipated new BC Special Education guidelines, placing ADHD in a standalone category.
Here is a summary of what the Minister and his staff shared with CADDAC.
The guidelines in special education have been delayed due the change in government and a full review going forward on Kindergarten to grade 12 funding. CADDAC was assured by the Minister that they intend to move forward with ADHD as a standalone category which would allow students with ADHD to receive IEPs. During the process of reviewing funding the Ministry will be reaching out to stakeholder groups after they complete their financial consultation. They will be informing CADDAC on a timeline for submissions. Deputy Minister Laura Sampson will be staying in touch to up-date CADDAC on these issues.
If you are interested in ensuring that changes to the BC Special Education Guidelines adding ADHD as a category move forward, you need to:
- Meet with your MLA or write a letter to your MLA
- Write a letter to the editor of your local or regional paper