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Today in Canada, thousands of Canadians with intellectual disabilities remain trapped in large, segregated institutions — inappropriately and unjustifiably segregated from society. They remain, for the most part, hidden and removed from mainstream society despite a collective knowledge, based on research and practice over the past 30 years, that with proper community based supports all persons with intellectual disabilities thrive in the community. They remain in these institutions as a result of inaction by governments and communities.Read more...
Over 70% of parents, whose children with intellectual disabilities are in regular classrooms, report that their children are doing average or better:
Inclusive education is better for all children. Children learn what they experience.
inclusive education settings enable children without disabilities to learn about diversity as well as respecting and valuing all people.
When children with disabilities learn alongside their peers, they are more likely to: continue in education, get a job, and be included and valued in their communities.
Download and print the campaign poster here.Read more...