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PARENT/GUARDIAN VOICES: EXPERIENCES AND PERSPECTIVES OF PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH EXCEPTIONALITIES

PARENT/GUARDIAN VOICES: EXPERIENCES AND PERSPECTIVES OF PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH EXCEPTIONALITIES

April 30, 2019

A McDowell Salon Series will take place in Regina on Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. at Arcola Community School (2315 Abbott Road). The conversation will include Krista McMillen (Educator and Lead Researcher), Alaina Harrison (Inclusion Saskatchewan), Tracy Kosteniuk (Parent), Jennifer Walter (Parent), Sarah West (Parent), and Trish Hastings (Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation).

Through a roundtable conversation, the team will be sharing results from their research project funded by the McDowell Foundation. The project, entitled Parent/Guardian Voices: Experiences and Perspectives of Parents of Children With Exceptionalities, focuses on the experiences of parents acting as advocates for inclusion within the education system for their students with exceptional needs.

The Salon Series is designed to provide research teams with an opportunity to share their research and to engage community stakeholders in ongoing conversations about next steps. The McDowell Foundation has provided close to $2 million in funding supporting more than 283 teacher-led research projects for the benefit of Saskatchewan students.