Education and Early Childhood Development
March 22, 2018

Schools Encouraged to Apply for Inclusive Education Award

The Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living has opened nominations for the 2018 Inclusive Education Award. This annual award honours a K-12 school for their outstanding efforts to develop and design their school environments, classrooms, programs and activities so all students can participate in all aspects of school life.

Details on the submission guidelines and application process can be found at www.nlacl.ca/ . The deadline for submissions is April 13, 2018.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living is a non-profit organization that works with and on behalf of individuals with an intellectual disability and their families.

The Premier’s Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes report outlines 82 recommendations including 16 directly related to inclusive education that are helping guide the development of government’s plan for the future of Newfoundland and Labrador’s education system.

Quotes:
“Inclusive education provides all students with the right to attend school with their peers, and to receive quality programming and instruction. It involves a continuum of supports and services in the best possible setting, respecting the dignity of all children. We have some very positive approaches to inclusive education being utilized in schools throughout our province and they deserve to be recognized. I encourage all schools to apply for the Inclusive Education Award, to highlight their important work and efforts.”
Honourable Dale Kirby
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

“The Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living believes that inclusion in education leads to a well-rounded and inclusive life in the community both for students with a disability, and those without a disability. Each year, our organization is proud to honour a school that has embodied the spirit of inclusion by creating an environment that is welcoming for students with an intellectual disability. We know that inclusive schools build inclusive communities; ones that celebrate diversity and the unique contributions we all offer.”
Pamela Anstey
Executive Director of Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living

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Learn more
The Premier’s Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes – Now is the Time - www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/task_force/report.pdf 

Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living - www.nlacl.ca/ 

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Media contacts
Tina Coffey
Education and Early Childhood Development
709-729-1692, 728-8650
tcoffey@gov.nl.ca

Pamela Anstey
Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living
709-722-0790, 691-0993
pam@nlacl.ca

2018 03 22                                                   4:05 p.m.