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Exciting news!

We have two cool things going on in Victoria tomorrow.

On the exact one year anniversary of BCNDP Education Minister Rob Fleming’s promise to ADHD students in BC’s public school to stop the discrimination and add ADHD to special education so they can get accommodations and #IEPsForADHD, (was December 4th 2018) we will have two rare treats.

One. A politician fulfilling his campaign promise AND doing something for people with ADHD in BC. No, really, it’s true.

Victoria School Board Trustee @ryanlpainter will ask the Victoria School Board to ask Rob Fleming when he’ll fulfill his year old promise to add ADHD as a stand condition in special education so they get accommodations and #IEPsForADHD.

Two. A parent with two boys with ADHD, Sandra, who has the courage to speak in public about ADHD and do so at a meeting of the Victoria School Board on #IEPsForADHD.

Its is not often that you get one of these things happening for people with ADHD in BC, let alone two, and two in one night in one place.

Victoria is also BCNDP Education Minister’s Rob Flemings riding.

If you know anyone who cares about ADHD in the Victoria area, please let them know about this and encourage them to tell others and come out to listen and support both of them tomorrow (better late than never). Monday, December 3rd at the Tolmie Building Board Room 556 Boleskine Rd, Victoria, BC at 7 pm.

Context is we got 37 BC School Board Trustee candidates to support our #IEPsForADHD campaign to  promise to ask BCNDP Education Minister Rob Fleming when he will fulfill his year old promise to ADHD students in BC, December 4, 2018 to add ADHD as a stand alone condition in special education so they can get accommodations and #IEPsForADHD , that was originally proposed but not completed by the BC Liberal government, and having 17 of them elected

First is a politician who is actually fulfilling his campaign promise! AND helping ADHD students!

Victoria School Board Trustee Ryan Painter. Twitter: @ryanlpainter ,  Facebook, Website ryanpainter.ca who supported ADHD students in BC and our #IEPsForADHD campaign, will propose a resolution on #IEPsForADHD for the Victoria School Board at the Education Policy and Directions Committee Meeting. Will Be at the Tolmie Building Board Room 556 Boleskine Rd, Victoria, BC.

C6. 9:05 – 9:15 pm

ADHD Designation

Trustee Painter

That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Board Chair to write a letter to the Minister of Educationrequesting a timeline on when the Minister will add ADHD as a standalone designation in special education in order to streamline receiving accommodations and IEPs.

Here’s Ryan Painter’s promise to ask BC education minister Rob Fleming when he will fulfill his promise to give ADHD students in BC #IEPsForADHD which shall be fulfilled tomorrow.

We had 5 Victoria School Board Trustees Candidates who said yes to #IEPsForADHD. All 5 were elected. 

Ryan Painter

Diane McNally

Jordan Watters

Angie Hentze

Rob Paynter

The Resolution need to pass the education policy committee meeting and then the full school board. Since a majority of the board, 5 out of the 9 members supported our #IEPsForADHD campaign, I hope it will pass.

But you can always politely encourage the Victoria school board trustees to do so, and thank Ryan Painter for fulfilling his campaign promise and helping BC’s ADHD students.

Twitter: @ryanlpainter,  Facebook, Website ryanpainter.ca

Here’s the list of Victoria School Board Trustees and their contact information.

Second we will have Sandra a parent of two boys with ADHD in Victoria’s public school will do a presentation to the Victoria School Board education policy committee meeting on ADHD Students in BC Schools and our #IEPsForADHD campaign.

Sandra had a lot of troubles getting a diagnosis for her two boys with ADHD and getting help in school and she will talk about their struggles and why it’s important that the 43,105 to 53,882 ADHD students in BC schools (8-10% of total number of students in BC’s public schools) get accommodations and #IEPsForADHD.

Sandra is a very dynamic and passionate speaker and I’m sure you will enjoy her presentation and her Q & A from the education policy committee.

One of the reasons students with ADHD in BC schools keep getting discriminated against and we don’t have a designation for ADHD in special education so we can get accommodations and #IEPsForADHD is that parents with ADHD complain about the problems for their ADHD children to those like me who work with people with ADHD (I don’t coach ADHD students in high school or university, just entrepreneurs with ADHD and ADHD adults in the work force and relationships) but they don’t complain to politicians, or the media.

And when I ask the politicians and the media why they keep neglecting people with ADHD they say if it was a real problem people would complain to them and they don’t so they don’t think it’s much of a problem.

That’s why it’s so important that Sandra has the courage to talk about ADHD in the school system, I hope her courage will inspire other parents of ADHD children to talk about ADHD to politicians and reporters so things will improve for ADHD students in BC.

Again, please if you know anyone who cares about ADHD in the Victoria area, please let them know about this and encourage them to tell others and come out to support both of them tomorrow (better late than never), Monday, December 3rd at the Tolmie Building Board Room 556 Boleskine Rd, Victoria, BC at 7 pm.

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From The Economic Costs Of ADHD by Dr. Margaret Weiss.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our campaign for ADHD students in BC, our #IEPsForADHD campaign.

We had 37 BC school trustee candidates in 9 cities across BC committed to supporting ADHD students in BC’s schools and to promise to asking BCNDP Education Minister Rob Fleming when he would fulfil his promise more than 10 months ago to add ADHD as a standalone category in special education so they could get accommodations and #IEPsForADHD.

This is not a new thing. The BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC),  Twitter @bccpac “a registered non-profit and non-partisan charity, represents the parents and guardians of over 565,000 children attending provincial public schools” did a resolution on this October 2010.

“Updating Designations

Resolution Number: 2010.10

Resolution Status: Active

“That BCCPAC urge the Ministry of Education and the Provincial Government to review and re-classify the level of designations so that additional learning differences including but not limited to ADD/ADHD, developmental delay, sensory disorders be recognized, acknowledged and funded accordingly.”

Maybe some of you might want to ask BCCPAC to do another resolution on this or get them to ask Rob Fleming why 8 years later it’s still not done?

Thanks to the people who helped out with our campaign.

 And asked the BC school trustee candidates online and by email, Liz, Matti, @hipmum, @EllenYeung myself and others.

I’ve been asking BC school trustees that basic question for at least 8 years, since the CADDAC ADHD provincial school report card which gave BC a grade of Unsatisfactory/Fail.

I asked them during elections and sometimes between them if they would support adding ADHD as a category in special education vs the current refusal to help them. Responses? Refused to answer, or I’ll look into it and never did. Team #PretendingToCare.

But this time after 8 years of futility, one Vancouver school trustee said yes Carrie Bercic which gave me hope.

I contacted CADDAC to see if  BCNDP education minister Rob Fleming followed through on his 10-month old promise to ADHD students in BC. Despite the claim “Deputy Minister Laura Sampson will be staying in touch to up-date CADDAC on these issues.” They did not.

So I contacted a variety of people in Rob Flemings office and the education ministry asking when he will keep his promise to ADHD students.

When will the promise be fulfilled and create ADHD as a standalone category in special education which allows ADHD students to get an IEP, Individual Education Plan and supports/accommodations for ADHD students? Date or a timeline? I only got empty promises or no callbacks.

Meet the New boss, same as the old boss.

The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again - YouTube

So if BCNDP education minister Rob Fleming won’t answer citizens who aren’t BCNDP donors, why not ask BC school trustees to ask Rob Fleming? So we asked a lot. Probably more than a hundred.

Check out the full list of all 37 BC school trustee candidates supported ADHD students and said yes to #IEPsFor ADHD  in 9 cities.

I blogged their responses and screenshotted the tweets just in case some politician pulled a Brandon Yan and deleted their tweets.

We had 3 trustees elected in Richmond who supported our campaign for ADHD students, 7 of the 9 in Vancouver did plus 4 runners-up, one in Burnaby, one in Nanaimo, and 5 in Victoria in Rob Fleming the bcndp education minister’s riding.

Please thank the BC school trustees candidates who did what Canadian politicians rarely do, something good for people with ADHD.

In this case, they support ADHD students in BC who are the largest group of special needs students in BC school, they makeup 8-10% of all BC students and promised to ask for #IEPsForADHD. 

Just like it took me 8 years to get any BC school trustees to commit to adding ADHD as a category in special education, it took me 8 years to get any BC provincial politicians to promise me they’d reopen the BC Adult ADHD clinic the bc liberals shut down (not including Christy Clark who lied to me on it during her one townhall in her byelection and I have her lies on audio ).

So given it is so rare for any politicians to do anything positive for people with ADHD, please thank a few who did, whether online, by email or in person at a school board meeting.

Just like nothing improves a child’s hearing like praise, (Psychologist Dr. Candice Murray says this a lot during her CHADD Vancouver ADHD support group meeting presentations) nothing improves a politician’s hearing like praise.

You can also tell them why this is important and what else you want them to do to help ADHD students, like making mandatory training for BC teachers on ADHD students, targeted funding for students with ADHD who need it, based on challenges in the classroom (Similar to what is provided for autism ), additional education for new teachers learning at university level, specific to ADHD and specific to challenges teachers may encounter in the classroom, etc.

If you are having problems with your ADHD child in school and your child’s teacher is not helping, you might want to talk to these trustees and see if they can help. Maybe ask the other trustees if they’d support#IEPsForADHD too.

Also consider asking your BC MLA’s if they would ask Rob Fleming when he’ll fulfill his 10-month old promise to add ADHD as a stand-alone category in special education. Or ask reporters or open line talk shows.

Vancouver School Board Trustees that were elected who support ADHD Students and #IEPsForADHD

COPE Vancouver. Full Slate Support ADHD students. One of 2 elected.

Barb Parrot 

Idea Party. Full Slate Supports ADHD. None elected.

One City.  Full Slate Supports ADHD. Only one of 3 elected.

Jennifer Reddy 

NPA Vancouver 4 supported ADHD students, 2 elected.

Fraser Ballantyne‏ and Oliver Hanson 

VanGreens. Full Slate Supports ADHD students. Full slate elected

Lois Chan-Pedley

Estrellita Gonzalez 

Janet Fraser 

Richmond School Board Trustees that were elected who support ADHD Students and #IEPsForADHD

Independent

Debbie Tablotney

Richmond Education Party

Sandra Nixon

Richmond First

Norm Goldstein 

Burnaby School Board Trustees that were elected who support ADHD Students and #IEPsForADHD

Burnaby Citizens Coalition

Jen Yang Mezei

Nanaimo School Board Trustees that were elected who support ADHD Students and #IEPsForADHD

Independent

Tania A. Brzovic

Victoria School Board Trustees that were elected who support ADHD Students and #IEPsForADHD

Independents. All five who supported ADHD students in BCNDP education minister Rob Flemings riding were elected.

Ryan Painter

Diane McNally

Jordan Watters

Angie Hentze

Rob Paynter

And if Rob Fleming does not fulfil his promise to add ADHD as a standalone condition with accommodations and #IEPsForADHD I hope some BC parents think of doing what Dr Carl Kelly did, when as a medical resident at UBC they violated his human rights by not giving him proper accommodations for his ADHD and LD.

BCNDP just recently reinstated the BC Human Rights Tribunal after BCLiberals killed it off.

Kelly v. University of British Columbia (No. 4), 2013 BCHRT 302 ($75,000)

“Area:                  Employment and Services
Grounds:           Mental disability (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Non-Verbal Learning Disability)
Discrimination: Removed from medical residency program
Lost wages:      $385,194.70 plus tax gross up
Expenses:         $14,457.13 for expert reports, tuition, and attendance at the heairng

The discrimination:   Dr. Kelly was in a medical residency program at UBC. UBC took some steps to accommodate his disabilities, but then removed him from the program without taking all reasonable steps. As a result, Dr. Kelly lost his job as a medical resident.

Vulnerability:  Dr. Kelly was in a vulnerable position. He was a student and a resident with mental disabilities. He complied with UBC’s requests for medical information. He was dependent on UBC to accommodate his disabilities so that he could complete the program.

Effect:  Dr. Kelly wanted to be a doctor for most of his life. He spent a lot of time and resources working toward this goal. He lost the chance to complete the program, and to practice as a doctor. He restarted the program after the Tribunal’s decision, but this was about six years later. The discrimination had a serious effect on him, especially in the context of his family dynamics. He felt deep humiliation and embarrassment. He had symptoms of depression. He lacked interest in life. He had trouble sleeping and other health problems. He felt worthless, despair, and uncertain about his future. He thought about “ending it”. He was embarrassed looking for other work when he had a medical degree. He lost his income. He had to move home with his parents. He isolated himself socially. His relationships were strained.”

See the full BC Human Rights Tribunal Ruling

UBC appealed it up to the BC supreme court which took away the $75,000. But Carl was persistent and took it to the Court Of Appeal.

Who overturned the BC supreme court’s ruling and gave him back the $75,000 for injury to dignity, feelings and self-respect, as well as the $385,000 for lost wages.

See full ruling, University of British Columbia v. Kelly, 2016 BCCA 271 (CanLII)

Among the hundreds of adults with ADHD I’ve coached over the years, I’ve coached a lot of lawyers. ADHD is a competitive edge as a lawyer in many ways although there are some problems too.
I hope some brave lawyer or brave parent of ADHD student in BC if denied accommodations won’t just settle with the school so schools will take care of their child if they accept the gag order and keep silent on ADHD discrimination so schools can feel free to discriminate against other ADHD students cost free, but will take it to the BC Human Rights Tribunal to help ALL the ADHD students in BC schools.
Maybe some will follow Dr. Carl Kelly’s lead?

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Rina Diaz Twitter @RINADIAZ a Proudly Surrey school board candidate supports ADHD students in BC schools and will ask BC Education Minister Rob Fleming to follow through on his promise to ADHD students in BC to add ADHD as a stand-alone category in special education so ADHD students can get accommodations and IEP’s (Individual Education Programs.) #IEPsForADHD

Thanks @RINADIAZ I hope other school board Trustees in Surrey will follow your lead and commit to asking BC Education Minister Rob Fleming when he will fulfil his promise to ADHD students add ADHD as a stand-alone category in special education that he made more than 10 months ago (December 4th, 2017).

Here are the tweets.

@RINADIAZ82 If elected will you commit to asking Minister Fleming when he’ll carry out his 10-month-old promise to add #ADHD as a standalone category in special education so #SurreyBC ADHD students get #IEPsForADHD ? https://t.co/9Gjt2dkbfT #bced #bcpoli pic.twitter.com/wJ8Axm4bZx

— Pete Quily (@pqpolitics) October 19, 2018

Elected or not you have my promise

— RINA DIAZ (@RINADIAZ82) October 20, 2018

Great! Thanks for supporting #SurreyBc students with #ADHD by committing to ask #bced minister rob fleming when he'll fulfil his 10-month-old promise to add ADHD as a stand-alone category in special education so they get ADHD accommodations & #IEPsForADHD #SurreyVotes #Surreypoli

— Pete Quily (@pqpolitics) October 20, 2018

Screenshots of Tweets

If you see any other political parties or independent school board candidates who have any policies on the biggest number of students with special needs, ADHD in their platform, please thank them and send me that information so I can post it online.

Always important to reward good behaviour on ADHD because it is so rare by politicians.

Will you join us in asking your local school board trustee candidates if they’ll ask bcndp education minister Rob Fleming to give BC ADHD students #IEPsForADHD as he promised BC ADHD Students 10 months ago?

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Norm Goldstein, a Richmond First school board candidate supports ADHD students in BC schools and will ask BC Education Minister Rob Fleming to follow through on his promise to ADHD students in BC to add ADHD as a stand-alone category in special education so ADHD students can get accommodations and IEP’s (Individual Education Programs.) #IEPsForADHD

Thanks Norm Goldstein, I hope other school board Trustees in Richmond will follow your lead and commit to asking BC Education Minister Rob Fleming when he will fulfil his promise to ADHD students add ADHD as a stand-alone category in special education that he made more than 10 months ago (December 4th, 2017).

Here are the emails with one of our volunteers.

Subject: Re: IEP for ADHD Students

“The non-diagnosis of ADHD and ADD is quite tragic. 

Teachers need to recognize the signs.  Once ADHD/ADD has been diagnosed in a child, an IEP should definitely be an option, to be decided upon in consultation with the parents. 

It is quite possible that once the condition is diagnosed and being addressed, the student may be able to assume a productive and non-disruptive role in the classroom, and an IEP is neither needed nor advisable.

This is an example where some students, those who need help but are not “extreme”, can fall through the cracks.  I would address the ADHD/ADD issue as part of this bigger problem — how to reduce the number of cracks that students can fall through.  This is naturally part of my goal that every student should achieve their full potential.

Norm”

Subject: Re: IEP for ADHD Students

 “I would certainly consider it my duty to remind Mr. Fleming of his promise, and that delay only hurts more children (and families).

and I thank you, too, for advocating for our children.

Best regards,

Norm”

If you see any other political parties or independent school board candidates who have any policies on the biggest number of students with special needs, ADHD in their platform, please thank them and send me that information so I can post it online.

Always important to reward good behaviour on ADHD because it is so rare by politicians.

Will you join us in asking your local school board trustee candidates if they’ll ask bcndp education minister Rob Fleming to give BC ADHD students #IEPsForADHD as he promised BC ADHD Students 10 months ago?

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Andrea Gong-Quinn Richmond school board candidate supports ADHD students in BC schools and will ask BC Education Minister Rob Fleming to follow through on his promise to ADHD students in BC to add ADHD as a stand-alone category in special education so ADHD students can get accommodations and IEP’s (Individual Education Programs.) #IEPsForADHD

Thanks Andrea Gong-Quinn I hope other school board Trustees in Richmond will follow your lead and commit to asking BC Education Minister Rob Fleming when he will fulfil his promise to ADHD students add ADHD as a stand-alone category in special education that he made more than 10 months ago (December 4th, 2017).

Here are the emails with one of our volunteers.

“ Yes, I support ADHD students and will hold Rob Fleming accountable for his promise once I’m elected.”

Andrea Gong-Quinn

If you see any other political parties or independent school board candidates who have any policies on the biggest number of students with special needs, ADHD in their platform, please thank them and send me that information so I can post it online.

Always important to reward good behaviour on ADHD because it is so rare by politicians.

Will you join us in asking your local school board trustee candidates if they’ll ask bcndp education minister Rob Fleming to give BC ADHD students #IEPsForADHD as he promised BC ADHD Students 10 months ago?

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Jeffrey Smith Richmond School board candidate supports ADHD students in BC schools and will ask BC Education Minister Rob Fleming to follow through on his promise to ADHD students in BC to add ADHD as a stand-alone category in special education so ADHD students can get accommodations and IEP’s (Individual Education Programs.) #IEPsForADHD

Thanks Jeffrey Smith I hope other school board Trustees in Richmond will follow your lead and commit to asking BC Education Minister Rob Fleming when he will fulfil his promise to ADHD students add ADHD as a stand-alone category in special education that he made more than 10 months ago (December 4th, 2017).

Here are the emails with one of our volunteers.

From: Jeffrey Smith 

Subject: Re: IEP for ADHD students

“Yes, I will.”

If you see any other political parties or independent school board candidates who have any policies on the biggest number of students with special needs, ADHD in their platform, please thank them and send me that information so I can post it online.

Always important to reward good behaviour on ADHD because it is so rare by politicians.

Will you join us in asking your local school board trustee candidates if they’ll ask bcndp education minister Rob Fleming to give BC ADHD students #IEPsForADHD as he promised BC ADHD Students 10 months ago?

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Janet Fraser Twitter @Janetrfraser Vancouver school board candidate supports ADHD students in BC schools and will ask BC Education Minister Rob Fleming to follow through on his promise to ADHD students in BC to add ADHD as a stand-alone category in special education so ADHD students can get accommodations and IEP’s (Individual Education Programs.) #IEPsForADHD

Thanks @Janetrfraser I hope other school board Trustees in Vancouver will follow your lead and commit to asking BC Education Minister Rob Fleming when he will fulfil his promise to ADHD students add ADHD as a stand-alone category in special education that he made more than 10 months ago (December 4th, 2017).

Here are the tweets.

Thanks. So to confirm, you'll commit if elected to ask education minister rob fleming when he will fulfill his promise to create an #ADHD category for special education so they get accommodations & #IEPsForADHD? https://t.co/zRe6pQVXQw #bced #vanpoli pic.twitter.com/GawQwaMar5

— Pete Quily (@petequily) October 16, 2018

Yes – will commit, if elected, to ask Minister Rob Fleming when he will fulfill his promise to create an #ADHD category for special education so they get accommodations & IEPs.

— Janet Fraser (@janetrfraser) October 19, 2018

Great! Thanks @janetrfraser for supporting BC students with #ADHD by committing to ask #bced min fleming when he'll fulfil his 10-month-old promise to add ADHD as a category in special ed so they get ADHD accommodations & #IEPsForADHD #bced #vanpoli #bcpoli #vanelxn2018 @vsb39 pic.twitter.com/tx8K6Ogjjq

— Pete Quily (@petequily) October 20, 2018

Screenshots of Tweets

If you see any other political parties or independent school board candidates who have any policies on the biggest number of students with special needs, ADHD in their platform, please thank them and send me that information so I can post it online.

Always important to reward good behaviour on ADHD because it is so rare by politicians.

Will you join us in asking your local school board trustee candidates if they’ll ask bcndp education minister Rob Fleming to give BC ADHD students #IEPsForADHD as he promised BC ADHD Students 10 months ago?

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Jen Yang Mezei Twitter @jenmezei  school board candidate supports ADHD students in BC schools and will ask BC Education Minister Rob Fleming to follow through on his promise to ADHD students in BC to add ADHD as a stand-alone category in special education so ADHD students can get accommodations and IEP’s (Individual Education Programs.) #IEPsForADHD

Thanks @jenmezei I hope other school board Trustees in Burnaby will follow your lead and commit to asking BC Education Minister Rob Fleming when he will fulfil his promise to ADHD students add ADHD as a stand-alone category in special education that he made more than 10 months ago (December 4th, 2017).

Here are the tweets.

@hipmum29 @petequily It's a year ago this week that I presented with @BCCPAC to the SSCFGS for more funding for #bced K-12 public education including funding for students with high incidence special needs. "Over the last sixteen years, many have forgotten that

— Jen Yang Mezei (@jenmezei) October 10, 2018

the original per-pupil funding was intended to cover all needs of high incidence special needs students such as early intervention, assessment, service and support for a range of students with varying diagnoses such as dyslexia, ADHD and students requiring behaviour support.”

— Jen Yang Mezei (@jenmezei) October 10, 2018

The Funding Model Review and the revision to the Special Education Policy Manual are happening now. I have and will continue to advocate for funding and policy to ensure that students receive the supports and services they require to have equitable access to education in #bced.

— Jen Yang Mezei (@jenmezei) October 10, 2018

Still NO category for #ADHD in special education, despite:

1. March 2017 B.C. Ministry of Education spokesperson, saying it will be in if approved.

2. BC education ministry draft supporting it done in Sept 2017

3. Rob Flemings Dec 4 2017 promise he'll do #IEPsForADHD #bced pic.twitter.com/MbVVwdWat7

— Pete Quily (@petequily) October 10, 2018

The changes to the Inclusive Education policy manual haven't been published yet. The draft you mention from Sept 2017 will help educators & parents understand the learning challenges supports needed for students with #ADHD. I will definitely advocate that it be incl in the manual

— Jen Yang Mezei (@jenmezei) October 10, 2018

And will you commit to asking #BCNDP Education Min rob fleming when he will announce the new special education designations that would include #ADHD? Or at minimum a timeline? Would that be in the inclusive education policy manual? #IEPsForADHD #bced #Burnaby #elxnBBY18 #bcpoli pic.twitter.com/KClhHcuoOa

— Pete Quily (@petequily) October 11, 2018

Still no firm date on when the new Inclusive Education manual with ADHD as a designation will be coming, I will ask.

— Jen Yang Mezei (@jenmezei) October 18, 2018

Great! Thank you @jenmezei for committing to ask BC education minister rob fleming when he will fulfil his promise to add #ADHD as a standalone category in special education so they get accommodations & #IEPsForADHD #bced #burnaby #elxnbby18 #bcpoli pic.twitter.com/6BdSuJeLoC

— Pete Quily (@petequily) October 19, 2018

Screenshots of Tweets

If you see any other political parties or independent school board candidates who have any policies on the biggest number of students with special needs, ADHD in their platform, please thank them and send me that information so I can post it online.

Always important to reward good behaviour on ADHD because it is so rare by politicians.

Will you join us in asking your local school board trustee candidates if they’ll ask bcndp education minister Rob Fleming to give BC ADHD students #IEPsForADHD as he promised BC ADHD Students 10 months ago?

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Rob Paynter Twitter @RobPaynterSD61 Victoria school board candidate supports ADHD students in BC schools and will ask BC Education Minister Rob Fleming to follow through on his promise to ADHD students in BC to add ADHD as a stand-alone category in special education so ADHD students can get accommodations and IEP’s (Individual Education Programs.) #IEPsForADHD

Thanks @RobPaynterSD61 I hope other school board Trustees inVictoria will follow your lead and commit to asking BC Education Minister Rob Fleming when he will fulfil his promise to ADHD students add ADHD as a stand-alone category in special education that he made more than 10 months ago (December 4th, 2017).

Here are the tweets.

@robpayntersd61 If reelected, will you commit to asking Rob Fleming when he’ll carry out his 10-month-old promise to add #ADHD as a standalone category in special education so ADHD students get #IEPsForADHD ? https://t.co/zRe6pQEmYY #bced #bced #SD61 #YYJ pic.twitter.com/guf4kaf6TX

— Pete Quily (@petequily) October 17, 2018

Thanks for this. I commit to asking Rob Fleming when he will follow through with his commit to identify ADHD as a stand alone special ed designation. If you would like to discuss further after the election (assuming I can still help), let me know.

— Rob Paynter (@RobPaynterSD61) October 17, 2018

Great! Thanks for supporting BC students with #ADHD by committing to ask BC education minister rob fleming when he'll fulfil his 10-month-old promise to add ADHD as a stand-alone category in special education so they get ADHD accommodations & #IEPsForADHD #bced #yyjpoli #SD61

— Pete Quily (@petequily) October 18, 2018

and thanks for tweeting about ADHD eh? I search the school board trustee candidates tweets for their twitter account name and #ADHD and almost none of them has ever tweeted on ADHD. You're the 2nd one out of maybe 50-60+. Good on you.

— Pete Quily (@petequily) October 18, 2018

Screenshots of Tweets

If you see any other political parties or independent school board candidates who have any policies on the biggest number of students with special needs, ADHD in their platform, please thank them and send me that information so I can post it online.

Always important to reward good behaviour on ADHD because it is so rare by politicians.

Will you join us in asking your local school board trustee candidates if they’ll ask bcndp education minister Rob Fleming to give BC ADHD students #IEPsForADHD as he promised BC ADHD Students 10 months ago?

The post Rob Paynter Victoria School Board Candidate Supports ADHD Students in BC Schools, Will Ask For #IEPsForADHD appeared first on BC ADHD. Information On ADHD In British Columbia.

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Sandra Nixon Twitter @sanixon Richmond Education Party school board candidate supports ADHD students in BC schools and will ask BC Education Minister Rob Fleming to follow through on his promise to ADHD students in BC to add ADHD as a stand-alone category in special education so ADHD students can get accommodations and IEP’s (Individual Education Programs.) #IEPsForADHD

Thanks @sanixon I hope other school board Trustees in Richmond will follow your lead and commit to asking BC Education Minister Rob Fleming when he will fulfil his promise to ADHD students add ADHD as a stand-alone category in special education that he made more than 10 months ago (December 4th, 2017).

Here are the emails with one of our volunteers.

“From: Sandra Nixon

Subject: Re: IEP for ADHD students

Hello,

Yes, I absolutely support IEPs for students with ADHD in the Richmond School District. I believe this is a medical issue and should be treated as such, and that students should be given the supports they need.

An IEP would be an effective support framework, and then the school board needs to continue to advocate strongly for additional funding for proper levels of resource teachers educational support workers and mental health supports that are needed to offer the appropriate level of support for students with ADHD. 

It’s important that students get the help they need as soon as issues arise. I am sorry that your son did not receive the diagnosis or support he needed at school.

 My own son has struggled with anxiety since Grade 5 and has had school attendance issues as a result. I have also been advocating (and will continue to advocate) for better mental health programs and supports in addition to IEPs and more funding for ADHD.

This is one reason I chose to run for the Board of Education, as our family experienced first-hand the gaps in services and supports for students with mental health issues.

I am also happy to contact Rob Fleming to ask him to follow through on his promise to have IEPs for ADHD here in BC.   

Thank you for writing and for continuing to advocate on this issue on behalf of Richmond students.

Sincerely,

Sandra Nixon

Re-elect Sandra Nixon

For Board of Education Trustee

Richmond Education Party”

If you see any other political parties or independent school board candidates who have any policies on the biggest number of students with special needs, ADHD in their platform, please thank them and send me that information so I can post it online.

Always important to reward good behaviour on ADHD because it is so rare by politicians.

Will you join us in asking your local school board trustee candidates if they’ll ask bcndp education minister Rob Fleming to give BC ADHD students #IEPsForADHD as he promised BC ADHD Students 10 months ago?

The post Sandra Nixon Richmond Education Party School Board Candidate Supports ADHD Students in BC Schools, Will Ask For #IEPsForADHD appeared first on BC ADHD. Information On ADHD In British Columbia.

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