Inclusivity is at the forefront of our current culture. The messages we are taught about being kind, respectful and treating others as we want to be treated, apply to everyone, and particularly those with special needs and their families. The way we address and describe one another is a large part of inclusivity that is garnering much attention, and rightly so.
The English Montreal School Board’s Database of Special Needs Resources is hosted on the Inspirations’ website. It is accessible to all, and frequently consulted by professionals, educators, families, caregivers and people with special needs. With just a couple of clicks you can search for resources by section, be they for therapy, recreational activities, vocational, camps and respite care or financial services and more.
“I can’t think of two more deserving people,” said Karolyn Liverman, staff assistant at the English Montreal School Board’s Parkdale Elementary School in Saint-Laurent, of this edition’s winners of the Simon Chang Difference Maker Award. Teacher Cynthia Yee and behavioural technician Natalina Melillo were honoured for their work with special needs youth.