Tag Archives: Advocacy

Are Gifted Classes Necessary?

That was the question asked and discussed in a segment on CBC radio on Nov. 4th.  It followed the proposal to cut classes for the Ottawa Carlton School Board. The arguments have been made before.  The main one centres on … Continue reading

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BC School District 5

As I’ve said before, I am curious about what is happening to help children described as gifted across the province of British Columbia. Even though they find it difficult, parents in major centres such as Vancouver and Victoria manage to … Continue reading

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Time to Read and Research

There is so much to discuss in relation to the education and well-being of children described as gifted. On this website, we have posted blog posts from September 2015 to May 2016, and covered a variety of topics. We hope … Continue reading

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Advocacy Workshop on Saturday, April 23

I am hosting the next parent advocacy workshop this coming Saturday, and this time it will take place in Saanich School District. If you’re not sure where Saanich is, you may not be aware that you drive through it whenever … Continue reading

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Parents advocate to save Vancouver gifted programs

There have been several public initiatives, at least, to address the proposed elimination of gifted programs in Vancouver School District. According to an article in Vancouver’s Metro free paper, parents of gifted held a rally at Vancouver Technical School on … Continue reading

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IEPs. Here today, gone tomorrow? Part I

One of the topics presented at the April 2nd conference hosted by BC Parents of Special Needs Children was “The ABCs of IEPs”.  The two presenters, teacher/parent Tina Patterson and parent advocate Dr. Sherri Brown went way beyond explaining the basics.  … Continue reading

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Very Good Advocacy Conference on April 2nd

The conference was everything I expected.  Over 100 people came to the Roundhouse in Vancouver to hear a number of experts speak about the various dimensions of advocacy for children with special needs.  There are many good things to report.

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Special Needs Advocacy Conference, Sat. April 2nd

The conference on Advocating for Special Needs Children in BC Schools has been listed on our Events page for months, and it promises to be a remarkable event.  The last blog we posted on this site focussed on the importance of parents working … Continue reading

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The importance of working together

“Being a parent advocate for gifted children is lonely work.” That was the comment made by a parent I met recently, who has been working for several years to effect change in her school district. Many of us feel the … Continue reading

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Second Thoughts About Pre-School Advocacy

My last blog post questioned whether advocacy is necessary on behalf of happy, thriving pre-schoolers who are receiving a lot of enrichment from their teachers and parents. My conclusion was that if a child’s signs of giftedness are being recognized and accommodated, there … Continue reading

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