We are a group of parents who have come together as a result of our shared determination to ensure equitable access to education for children who have special needs in the Province of British Columbia. Our connection to each other began through a Facebook group that was started shortly after the end of our Province’s teacher’s strike in 2014. The group now has over 1200 members, and the stories that are shared on the private board illustrate to us the depth of the challenges families who have children with special needs are facing in public schools.
If you are a parent in British Columbia looking for support, knowledge and information regarding special education in our Province, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request an invitation to our online support group. To learn more about why the BC Parents Of Special Needs Kids – Action for Equitable Access to Education group exists, please visit this post: Why This Page
We have decided it is time for our voices to be heard. It is time to bring forward the stories of families in our communities who are facing numerous obstacles trying to access education for their children. We are standing up and speaking out for equitable access to public education for ALL students in British Columbia.
Tracy Humphreys is a parent of three children with special needs. She has been on her local PACs, the District PAC in Victoria (VCPAC), and has been the BCCPAC representative for VCPAC. She currently works as a consultant CEO, as a partner in CareQuadrant which produces online CPD for professionals in human services, and as a full time volunteer advocate for special needs children in schools in BC.