Inclusive Post-Secondary in BC: Changing Perspectives About What is Possible and Who Can Contribute

Posted On Tuesday September 13, 2022

Presented by Lauren Matthews, Director of BC Inclusive Post-Secondary Education at STEPS Forward.

In 2001, families in BC came together to ask themselves “what comes next?” after graduation.

Finding themselves and family members dissatisfied with the limited options available to their sons and daughters with developmental disability labels after high school, they envisioned a future that included their family members in the same career, academic, and social communities available to any young person leaving high school.

They started conversations with universities about providing access to academic studies for their family members, who did not meet the academic requirements for university, and the first student with a developmental and intellectual disability started at UBC in 2002. Since then, we have grown and now support students at nine universities and colleges across BC.

Join us to hear about inclusive post-secondary BC, and these students challenging assumptions about intellectual disability, and who can belong and contribute in academic and career spaces. This session is open to all parents who have children with diverse abilities K-12.

This workshop will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, September 21, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. If you are interested in attending, you are asked to register here, and you will be provided with the link to the meeting.

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