Finding Dory Teaches the Importance of Perception

Growing up, I would see the look. My mother taught special ed for many years, and when I accompanied her students on field trips, I was sensitive to how adults in the world would react facially, and then vocally, when encountering her pupils and realizing they had...

Little Girl at the Playground

I saw you with your frizzy red pigtails, freckled face and your soaking wet yellow dress.  I saw you watching my daughter.  I saw you sitting near her, not too close, but close enough to watch her expression as she concentrated on watching the buckets fill with water...

The City of Kingston Raises Awareness Around the R-word

Many people around the world, including people right here in Kingston, have pledged to stop using the words “retard” or “retarded”.  Station 14 Kingston’s producer Jamie Patterson interviews a group of people who have personally been hurt...

Learning for All

Learning for All, Kindergarten to Grade 121 is a resource guide outlining an integrated process of assessment and instruction for elementary and secondary school educators across Ontario that is designed to help raise the bar and close the gap in achievement for all...

Teaching Tools Ministry of Education Ontario

Ministry of Education Website on Special Education Students who have behavioural, communicational, intellectual, physical or multiple exceptionalities, may require special education programs and /or services to benefit fully from their school experience. Special...

All For One at Exeter Elementary

Exeter Elementary students in Mr. Dekker’s classroom rallied together to support one of their fellow classmates. Hunter, who has Cerebral Palsy, had a dream of throwing the first pitch at a Blue Jays baseball game. Teacher Ian Dekker acted as a catalyst in supporting...
Re:Action 4 Inclusion – Students Making a Collective Impact

Re:Action 4 Inclusion – Students Making a Collective Impact

Re:Action4Inclusion is a province wide initiative that works to empower youth to identify social injustice and highlight their role in a movement that is working to influence the way society views and treats individuals who have an intellectual disability. A youth...