2017-2018 School Year2018-10-04T07:30:29+00:00

Special Education Advisory Committee
2017-2018 School Year

Minutes

SEAC Members received a presentation from Superintendent MacIver regarding the TLDSB Climate Survey Results

  • SEAC Members received the Report to SEAC: Special Education Department Budget for the 2018-2019 School Year as presented and recommended it go forward to the Board of Trustees without amendment.

SEAC Members discussed a number of topics of interest including:

  • SEAC Schedule for 2018-2019
  • SEAC Evaluation
  • Department Updates

SEAC Members shared the following news from Community Agencies/ Organizations:

J. Balfour from LDAO shared the following information with SEAC:

  • August 21-22nd LD@School Conference will take place.

S. Bullock from Community Living Huntsville shared the following information with SEAC:

  • From June 18-July 12, some students from HHS will engage in pre-employment programming using the JobPath curriculum.
  • Readiness programming is planned for new Junior Kindergarten students.

R. McHugh from Community Living Trent Highlands shared the following information with SEAC:

  • The Job Quest program is planned for some students from age 16 to 18.  This is a new program that is being piloted.

D. Callan from Five Counties Childrens’ Centre shared the following with SEAC:

  • FCCC is continuing to work through the transition of School Health Support Services from the LHIN to the CTN.

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SEAC Members received a presentation from TLDSB Speech and Language Pathologists Stephanie Pierre and Trish Dillabough outlining Speech and Language Services in TLDSB

SEAC Members discussed a number of topics of interest including:

  • TLDSB (new) Medical and Health Management in Schools Procedure
  • SEA Grant Structure and Funding
  • SEAC IEP Survey Results
  • 2018-2019 SEAC Schedule

SEAC Members shared the following news from Community Agencies/ Organizations:

Stacey Bullock from Community Living Huntsville shared:

  • May is Community Living Month in Ontario
  • Events occurring at Huntsville Place Mall next week- more information available on the Facebook Page
  • At the end of April the Re:Action4Inclusion group hosted a meeting at HHS promoting inclusion in high schools
  • Life After High School Session occurring Last Week
  • There is a JobPath Pilot Program starting in June 2018


Minutes

 Highlights from April 2018 Meeting

SEAC Members discussed a number of topics of interest including:

  • SEAC IEP Survey Results
  • Review of the TLDSB Special Education Plan Sections 1&2
  • 2018-2019 SEAC Schedule

SEAC Members shared the following news from Community Agencies/ Organizations:

  • Stasi O’Hare from Tourette Canada- Muskoka Chapter shared the following:
  • Tourette Canada hosted the 10th annual Trek For Tourette on March 25, 2018. The trek raises awareness and funds for Tourette Canada. There was a good turnout in Muskoka.
  • Stacey Bullock from Community Living Huntsville shared:
  • Students at HHS are promoted the ‘Spread the Word to End the Word’ Campaign on March 7, 2018 at lunch time. The Re:Action for Inclusion Group is asking other students to take the pledge to end the ‘R’ word.
  • The Annual Life After High School Event will occur on April 26, 2018. The event is a partnership between Community Living Huntsville and HHS.
  • There are a number of Ready for Kindergarten events occurring in April; Community Living Huntsville will be in attendance.

Minutes

  • SEAC Members received a presentation about Milo, a robot TLDSB is currently piloting to assist teaching staff support students with Autism. More information can be found at https://robots4autism.com

SEAC Members discussed a number of topics of interest including:

  • Bill 191 (FASD)
  • SEAC IEP Survey
  • The Ministry of Education Special Education K-12 Policy and Resource Guide
  • The TLDSB Special Education Plan

SEAC Members shared the following news from Community Agencies/ Organizations:

  • Stasi O’Hare from Tourette Canada- Muskoka Chapter shared the following via email update:
  • In March Tourette Canada hosts the 10th annual Trek For Tourette.  The Muskoka Tourette group will be walking on Sunday, March 25, 2018. The Trek starts at Gravenhurst Centennial Centre, Terry Fox Room, 101 Centennial Drive, Gravenhurst.  Registration is at 12 pm. and the Trek starts at 1 pm.
  • Stacey Bullock from Community Living Huntsville shared:
  • Students at HHS are promoting the ‘Spread the Word to End the Word’ Campaign on March 7, 2018 at lunch time. The Re:Action for Inclusion Group is asking other students to take the pledge to end the ‘R’ word.

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Stacy Bullock from Community Living Huntsville shared information with SEAC about:

• The annual Life After High School Event is happening on April 26th
• Huntsville’s Got Talent is this Saturday, February 10, 2018
• Community Living Huntsville offered employment support and participation workshops- see attached flyer
• February is inclusive education month- Community Living Huntsville shared cakes last week at all of the schools for the Together We Are Better campaign

Stasi O’Hare from Tourette Canada-Muskoka Chapter shared:
• Tourette Canada is hosting the Trek for Tourette in March 2018- the local walk will be in Gravenhurst on March 25, 2018; further details  are at Tourette Canada Muskoka Chapter

Cancelled due to inclement weather.

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Highlights:

SEAC Members engaged in discussion about:

  • Updates on Department Staffing, Programs & Initiatives
  • The Parent/Guardian IEP Survey being developed by SEAC
  • The Education Assessment in Ontario Meetings the Ministry of Education is hosting
  • Feedback in encouraged via online survey

Updates from SEAC Members

Minutes

Highlights:

SEAC Members engaged in discussion about:
• Development of SEAC Parent/Guardian Survey about IEPs
• SEAC DSC-PIC Presentation
• SEAC Informational Resources (PAAC)
• Updates on Department Staffing, Programs & Initiatives

Updates from SEAC Members
• Stacey Bullock from Community Living Huntsville shared with the Committee
• 3 Students from HHS went to the ReAction4Inclusion Conference in October 2017 and would like to attend SEAC in February 2018 to share information/experiences
• Stacey Bullock from Community Living Huntsville updated the Committee on some upcoming events and initiatives including: 2018 Together, We’re Better Contest, Muskoka Youth Summit on November 29, 2017

Minutes

Highlights

SEAC Members engaged in discussion about:

• TLDSB Strategic Action Plan
• TLDSB EQAO Results for 2016-2017
• SEAC Team Drive
• Parent/Guardian SEAC Survey Development (with a focus on IEPs)
• Updates on Department Staffing, Programs & Initiatives

Updates from SEAC Members
• Janice Balfour from LDA Kawartha Lakes Region advised that the Learning Disabilities Association of Kawartha Lakes hosted a meeting on September 6, 2017 and there was unanimous support from Community Partners for an LDAKPR Chapter. LDA Kawartha Lakes Region hopes to be operational by January 2018.
• Stacey Bullock from Community Living Huntsville shared that on the PA Day on October 6, 2017 Community Living Huntsville is hosting a ‘Find Your Wild’ event which is a free event for parents/children to attend together. More information can be found here.

Minutes

Highlights:

SEAC Members engaged in discussion about:

  • SEAC Communications for 2017-2018
  • Planning for SEAC Presentations and Projects for 2017-2018
  • Updates on Department Staffing, Programs & Initiatives

Updates from SEAC Members

  • Janice Balfour from LDA Kawartha Lakes Region advised that the Learning Disabilities Association of Kawartha Lakes will be hosting a meeting on September 6, 2017 to gather community input about the newly-forming chapter. LDA Kawartha Lakes Region hopes to be operational by January 2018.
  • Rose McHugh from Community Living Trent Highlands shared that the official grand opening marking the recent Community Living Amalgamations under the name Community Living Trent Highlands will be on October 5, 2017 at their Lindsay Office starting at 11am.

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