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Author:  alberta advocate [ Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:49 pm ]
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Author:  walooet [ Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:56 am ]
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What a lovely school division to acknowledge that parents must teach their child to be "left out". So much for inclusion! I also have a problem with a young child knowing ALL of the possible signs of anaphylaxis. As an adult with anaphylactic allergies I find it daunting to remember ALL of the signs!

4.1 RESPONSIBILITIES OF PARENT(S)/GUARDIAN(S)
When a student has a LIFE THREATENING medical condition such as
epilepsy, allergy to insects, peanuts and/or other food, other allergens,
etc., the parent/guardian shall:

4.1.10 Teach their child:

4.1.10.1 To recognize the first symptoms of an
anaphylactic reaction or the respective medical
condition;
...
4.1.10.3 To communicate clearly when he/she feels a
reaction starting;
...
4.1.10.7 To cope with teasing and being left out;

Author:  _Susan_ [ Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:54 pm ]
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How does that apply to the Inclusive Education System?
Quote:
An Inclusive Education System
The goal of an inclusive education system is to provide all students with the most appropriate learning environments and opportunities for them to best achieve their potential. Some have said, this is what should already be happening in education, and they’re right. However, some children, youth and their families do not feel that they have the same opportunities as their peers.

In Alberta, inclusion in the education system is about ensuring that each student belongs and receives a quality education no matter their ability, disability, language, cultural background, gender, or age. For some, a provincial move to inclusive education will mean very little change, but for others the change will be more significant.

An inclusive education system is best realized when leadership is shared between school, home and family. Schools reflect the attitudes, beliefs and health of the communities they serve and must be equipped to reflect inclusive practice.

Parents may choose to speak to their child’s teacher or principal about how this impacts their children. Teachers may choose to discuss this among a peer group or with school administration. Anyone interested in inclusion or inclusive practice can visit the local school jurisdiction website or explore some of the information on this site to find out more.

http://education.alberta.ca/department/ ... about.aspx

Author:  alberta advocate [ Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:16 pm ]
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:verymad :verymad http://ow.ly/i/y0Eu
Isn't that nice?

Author:  walooet [ Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:54 pm ]
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alberta advocate wrote:
So because we all talk, I tell everyone about this policy before we leave for the day & turns out that Ds (should hashtag him 'bestson&brotherever') jumped right on that one by writing to the superintendent & all the trustees. :huggy & he got one back from the the super and one of the trustees.


:banana Way to go!!! Kudos to him for being an advocate too! :happydance

Author:  alberta advocate [ Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:15 pm ]
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One of the questions from the superintendent was about how he came to find this out. :roll:

Author:  walooet [ Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:48 am ]
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alberta advocate wrote:
One of the questions from the superintendent was about how he came to find this out. :roll:


How is that possibly relevant? Or is the concern that the general public will know about it too?!? Is it from a public document?

Or perhaps it is relevant that the Superintendent wants to clarify with those who are concerned about the wording but the cynic in me doesn't believe that.

Author:  _Susan_ [ Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:16 pm ]
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I'll look at it more tomorrow when dd is at school.
:huggy

Author:  _Susan_ [ Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:57 pm ]
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Interesting that the anaphylaxis policy flies in the face of the Student Harassment and Bullying Policy. https://docushare.prsd.ab.ca/docushare/ ... s_bull.pdf

Author:  _Susan_ [ Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:44 pm ]
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OK, I sent this to Peace River School District, the Premier of Alberta, the Minister of Education for Alberta, CSACI, AAIA and Anaphylaxis Canada:
Quote:
I am a mother of a child with severe (anaphylaxis) allergies to multiple foods. I am also the moderator of Allergic Living magazine's on line forum talking allergies. The purpose of Allergic Living magazine is to engage, inform and assist readers living with food and environmental allergies and asthma.

A member mentioned The Peace River School District's policy for Severe Allergies and section 4.1.10.7 in particular:
4.1 Responsibilities of Parent(s)/Guardian(s)
4.1.10 Teacher their child to:
4.1.10.7 To cope with teasing and being left out;

I bring this to your attention, because I sincerely feel that this is not in keeping with your other policies 5.24 Student Harassment and Bullying or 5.45 Student Safety nor is it in keeping with Alberta Education's initiative for an Inclusive Education System. I'm sure that I don't need to remind you that the Canadian Human Rights Act5(b) also states:
Denial of good, service, facility or accommodation
5. It is a discriminatory practice in the provision of goods, services, facilities or accommodation customarily available to the general public
•(b) to differentiate adversely in relation to any individual,
on a prohibited ground of discrimination.


While I am sure that those who created this policy had good intentions, keeping this line in you policy suggests your school district condones actions which cause students to be teased or left out. I urge you to review and revise your policy at your earliest convenience.



So now what? :popcorn

Author:  walooet [ Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:25 pm ]
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:huggy Susan, you rock!

Author:  _Susan_ [ Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:39 am ]
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AA got the ball rolling! :oops:

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