"So many dreams at first seem impossible. And then they seem improbable. And then when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable."
~ Christopher Reeve

Monday, June 15, 2009

Your Input is Requested

Apparently, input is being sought to help improve the learning environment in schools.
Nova Scotians are invited to provide input to help improve the learning environment in schools and address student absenteeism. The public can share their views and make submissions to the Minister's Working Committee on Absenteeism and Classroom Climate through an Education Department online survey, beginning June 10. The deadline for submissions is July 10.

The questionnaire can be accessed through the N.S. Department of Education Web site or follow the [direct] link: (English) or (French)
Which I won't say any more than that. It's not like I'm cynical or anything like that. Still, we probably should do it. Just because.

But if that's not enough to make you feel important, the Nova Scotia Government has formed an advisory committee -- the Autism Management Advisory Team (AMAT), with representatives from the Provincial Autism Centre/ Autism Societies and the Departments of Community Services, Education and Health, and in consultation with the Autism Research Centre.

They too would like to know what you think.
AMAT has been asked to produce a report on services for individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) across the lifespan. This report is to include a description of gaps in services for all age groups with ASD.

For this purpose, AMAT is seeking wide input from individuals with ASD, their families/caregivers, and professionals/ others involved in their care, support and education. We encourage you to complete the survey and have your say (only one copy per person please). AMAT’s goal is to identify key or priority service needs based on your responses. Hopefully our joint efforts will result in better services across the lifespan for children, adults and families impacted by autism/ ASD.

The survey only takes a few moments to complete, so don’t delay – the survey closes on July 3. Please make sure your voice is heard, and thank you for helping to shape the future of autism support services in Nova Scotia.
You can complete that survey online at this link or access the survey link through the Provincial Autism Centre website.

So off you go.

With Thanks to LDAN and the Provincial Autism Centre

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