So….I am a little chatty…about education and about disability.
I want to send out a heartfelt thank you to ALL of the people who have encouraged me and connected with my writing. Whether you agree or disagree with my perspective, it’s an honor to take up some space in your thought process. I will admit, some of my blogs are a little…”spicy”. So many wonderful people have reached out. For those who find my website organically and are asking questions about your own advocacy journey, it fills my heart to be able to pass along information I have learnt along the way. We are not alone.
This website went from solely being shared through BCEd Access’s social media Facebook group and over the year it has blossomed. People are finding this website, sharing it with others, and now I get to refer them to BCEd Access. So many wonderful friendships have grown over this past year. My heart is full.
In addition to my pages on this website where my learning is all stored…well the stuff I can share publicly 😉 , here is a list of the blogs July 2021-July 2022. From my heart to yours. Disability rights and public education are worth fighting for. We may not have created this system, but if we are just observers and not active participants, then we are certainly maintaining it. Every little step, no matter how small, all makes a ripple effect. Everything builds. There are so many advocates in the system, past, present and upcoming future. We are all connected by the invisible string.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.’ – Margaret Mead
From the beginning, starting in July 2022
Expectations of Parents Behaviour: Why are so many parents losing their shit?
The Unpredictability of Public Education
The Impending Education Tsunami
Systemic Impacts of Scarcity in Education
IEP Meetings in Public Education
Groupthink…Does it Exist in Schools and on Boards of Education?
Rejection. Our Starting Point.
Submission for Budget Consultation. 2022
Sex Education, Sexual Health and Disability
The Non-Death Loss for Parents of Disabled Children, All over this Province
Are Lawsuits the only Chance Parents have in Shaping the Education System?
The Dance of Advocacy and Forgiveness
Swimming Upstream in the Education System
Human Rights – Lunch and Learn
Top 10 Shocking Education Advocacy Discoveries
What does Ableism Look Like in Schools? It Looks Like This?
Case Decisions and Reports Connected to Education
Ableism Policy – Why Should We Care?
Groundbreaking BC HRT – Accepts Parent Added on Child’s HR Complaint
The State of Human Rights Violations in BC
Ministry of Education & Wilful Blindness
Freedom of Information Request Denied – Ombudsperson
Teacher’s Regulation Branch (Professional Conduct Unit)
Speaking Up BC – One Year Anniversary