A research project is currently underway to address accommodation issues within Ontario’s schools for students who have an intellectual disability and to identify the barriers impeding their access to education.
Launched in February of 2017 by the Inclusive Education Advocacy Initiative, which consists of Community Living Ontario, ARCH Disability Law Centre, Inclusive Education Canada and Brockville and District Association for Community Involvement in partnership with Brock University and Western University, people were asked to participate in If Inclusion Means Everyone, Why Not ME?, a survey focused on the experiences of students who have an intellectual disability in our Kindergarten to Grade 12 school system.
Nearly 400 surveys were submitted. The team is analyzing the data collected and examining emerging themes from the results.
The Inclusive Education Advocacy Initiative also continues to work with and support member organizations and partners to enhance the work that is being done in the areas of inclusive education/family mentoring to build inclusive cultures in schools through local demonstration projects.