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Please note that the content of this page is provided by our board’s Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC).
About the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)
The Special Education Advisory Committee within the Western Québec School Board represents the interests of children at risk or with disabilities and their families by providing advice and recommendations on policy, allocation of financial resources, the commitment to success plan and implementation of each student’s Individual Education Path (IEP).
We envision students achieving their full individual potential through WQSB’s provision of the pertinent support, resources and services that students need, and through the advocacy of parents and caregivers equipped to help them successfully navigate the school system.
Image: Student Mural at Hadley Centre
SEAC’s Mandate and Organization
We are an advisory committee to the Western Québec School Board made up of parents, school staff, and a representative for the Director General. Each school within the Board’s territory may forward the names of interested parents of students with an IEP to the Parents’ Committee, which considers names submitted and designates members to SEAC.
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Prerecorded Information Sessions on Special Needs
For our committee’s first conference, guest speaker Dominique Chabot shares her experience and expertise as the Family Support Manager for Autism Canada and as the mother of two children on the Autism spectrum. Through this talk, she hopes to promote family wellbeing by sharing tools that parents can add to their toolboxes in relating to advocating for these extraordinary individuals.
The following videos were produced for the Special Needs Advisory Committee of the Sir Wilfred Laurier School Board. Although there are references to their local context, the information is still relevant to parents of students in other Quebec schools. Some of the procedural or administrative processes described in the videos may not apply to the services provided by the Western Québec School Board.
- Recorded information session on Individual Education Plans >
- Work-life balance, self-care and resilience >
- Anxiety – What it looks like, and what can help! >
- Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (A.D.H.D.) >
- Transition Planning for Students with Special Needs: Let’s Map Out a Plan >
- Understanding Sensory Processing Issues >
- A Child’s Perspective of Sensory Processing >
- Social Skills and Autism in Teens >
- Free Autism Resources for Parents >
- Free Autism Resources for Educators >
- Autism & Race: Five must-read books by Black autistic authors >
- 10 Books to Introduce Race & Ethnicity to Kids with Autism >
Autism Resources Specifically for Students
- What’s up with Nick? (illustrated video) >
- ASD and me (Social Skills Improvement) – Raise the Flag for Autism >