Frequently Asked Questions
What is an inclusive education system?
Does an inclusive education system consider early childhood education (ECS)?
How long will it take us to shift into an inclusive education system? My child will be completing high school in five years – will he experience the shift while he’s a student?
I’ve heard that you’re going to get rid of special education codes. This is how my child gets his or her severe disabilities funding. Why are you eliminating special education codes and what will replace it?
You’re getting rid of Individualized Program Plans (IPPs). This document provides me with confidence that my child’s needs are being met. How will I be able to advocate for my child without this document?
This year my child lost his full-time educational assistant. We were told it was because the school jurisdiction is aligning with the provincial direction towards inclusion. My child still needs an assistant. Why is my child losing out on this support?
My child currently has access to a Speech and Language Pathologist and Physical Therapist through funding from Alberta Health and Wellness. Will an inclusive system prevent access to these types of supports?
How will specialist assessments and recommendations be accommodated in an inclusive education system?
My child attends a designated special education private school. Will his school program cease to exist in an inclusive education system?
My child is currently in a program that I am satisfied is meeting her needs – I think it is inclusive. Will her program be in place next year?
My child has been diagnosed with a disability that is severe. How can I be assured that he will receive the supports and services he needs in an inclusive environment?
Why is this inclusive education system taking so long to be put in place?
I am familiar with Alberta Education’s Standards for Special Education, Amended June 2004 and am comforted that this document assures me that my child will receive an appropriate program when following the identification of special education needs. How will this assurance continue to be provided to me in an inclusive education system?
Is there new funding to support an inclusive education system?