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Disability Community

"The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today."
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

 

Having had two children in Nova Scotia’s public education system for a total of seventeen years, I am only too familiar with the types of issues families face in trying to ensure that their child with a disability receives the best possible education, tailored to their individual needs.

Over the years, I have spoken and worked with many parents who were struggling with such issues. I can assist you, whether the issues involve:

  • financial access to Nova Scotia’s private schools for students with learning disabilities;
  • ensuring that your child’s medical or other physical needs are being properly met while at school;
  • ensuring that an Individual Program Plan (IPP) is in place and being properly followed;
  • the provision of appropriate life skills programming; or
  • other issues involved in ensuring your child receives an appropriate education.

In the special education context, the Education Act provides for two levels of appear – first, to the school board and then to a Ministerial Special Education Appeal Board. Are you prepared to face that process alone?

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