Meeting of Senior Department of Education Officials With Gordon Porter And Other Advocates of Extreme Everyone In the Mainstream Classroom Inclusion June 20, 21, 2012Information from CANADALAND web site.
L: Yude M. Henteleff, C.M., Q.C., L.L.D. (Hon.) R: Harold L. Doherty at the Atlantic Human Rights Centre Inclusion Conference Crowne Plaza Fredericton-Lord . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Larry’s Gulch Inclusive Education Review June 21, 22, 2012
Autism Canada suggests parents of autistic children should change course and head down a different trail, away from strong evidence based interventions like Applied Behaviour Analysis, toward programs with weak evidence base in support of their effectiveness like the Son-Rise Program®. The Globe and Mail has kindlly provided some support for this adventure . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Canada, With Some Help From the Globe and Mail, Promotes "Weak Evidence" Based Son-Rise Program®
Autism Canada Foundation, a Canadian autism charity, promotes itself as “The PREMIER Resource for Information on Autism Spectrum Disorders” but typically downplays the importance of evidence support for ABA as the Premier autism intervention while promoting interventions with less substantial evidence bases as determined by study and credible authorities.
Why criticize Autism Canada Foundation . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Why ABA for Autism? Because Children with Autism Disorders Deserve Evidence-Based Intervention and ABA Meets That Standard
Pictures above and below: Inclusion done right at Leo Hayes High School Resource Centre Pictures courtesy of Steve at the LHHS Resource Centre
Inclusion done wrong is inclusion as advocated by Gordon Porter of the CACL and NBACL, and the current Conservative government which has very close ties to Mr Porter and . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Inclusion Done Right: Conor at Leo Hayes High School Resource Centre
Research to date benefiting persons suffering from autism disorders can be summed up in two words: Lovaas, ABA. The work done by Dr. Ivar Lovaas has been applied successfully for decades as reported by the US Surgeon General’s office (1999) and by the American Academy of Pediatrics (2007), reaffirmed (2010):
The effectiveness of ABA-based . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Research Progress To Date In Two Words: Lovaas, ABA
The Conor Countdown continues, as Conor gets up each day at 6 am and changes the number reflecting the number of days until school resumes. My son Conor, and his autism disorder disability, have been well accommodated in schools here in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. He has benefited both from the assistance of . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Conor Countdown Continues In Support of FLEXIBLE, EVIDENCE BASED Inclusion
The video and clip below are from the Medicare for Autism Now web site and feature MFAN co-founder Jean Lewis, one of Canada’s foremost autism advocates, providing an articulate, personally informed summary of the struggle for autism treatment in Canada. Jean keeps the discussion on a non-partisan level and discusses the fight to . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Medicare’s Orphans: Jean Lewis On The Struggle for Autism Treatment In Canada
Conor, anxious to get to Leo Hayes High School, to the resource center with other challenged kids for socialization, and to his individual learning area for his ABA based instruction, watches the clock this morning. Conor votes YES for flexible inclusion with meaningful access to learning.
Minutes before departure Conor, on . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Dear Honourable Ministers: Conor Has Voted Again for Flexible, Meaningful Inclusion, Alternative Learning Arrangements
Attached hereto is a PNG copy of the paper MEANINGFUL ACCESS, INCLUDING THE PROVISION OF A WIDE RANGE OF PLACEMENTS, AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF INCLUSIVITY IN EDUCATION by Yude M. Henteleff C.M., Q.C., LL.D. (Hon.). The paper is also available in PDF format on the Atlantic Human Rights Centre web site by clicking on the . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: The Yude Henteleff 2012 Critique of Full Inclusive Education as a Non Evidence Based, Discriminatory Philosophy
May 24, 2005
AWM Legal Consulting Inc.7071 Bayers Road R.P.O. box 22076Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 4T7 To Whom It May Concern: The following is Autism Society of New Brunswick’s submission to the Inclusive Education: A Review of Programming and Services in New Brunswick committee. Thank you, Luigi Rocca President, ASNB “If a . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Society New Brunswick 2005 Submission to the MacKay Inclusive Education NB Review
Conor Doherty, enjoying a summer outing with Dad in Fredericton, the green city.
In New Brunswick advocates of extreme, everyone in the classroom, inclusion like to describe my son’s accommodations as “segration” as though it could be equated with the racially segregated schools of the old American south. Conor in fact attends . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Conor Misses His So-Called "Segregated" Autism Schooling BUT Summer Helps A Lot
The New Brunswick government needs to do a critical analysis of the Porter Aucoin inclusive education report. Porter Aucoin is not an arms length objective review of NB inclusion practice and policy. Too many ties between Alward-Carr government and Porter-Auocoin-NBACL-CACL. Paul Bennett and Yude Henteleff are two excellent external critics whose views should . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Building a Bigger Tent Is A Badly Needed Critical Analysis of New Brunswick Inclusive Education Policies and the Porter Aucoin Report
A New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal June 16, 2012 editorial, reprinted in its’ entirety below, has called for a flexible model of inclusion for New Brunswick public education. The editorial references education policy analyst Paul Bennett who gave a presentation Thursday at the Atlantic Human Rights Centre conference on inclusive education.
BE . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Telegraph-Journal: New Brunswick Public Education Must Be Inclusive and Flexible