Nova Scotia Parents for Teachers

Parent’s Stories

The wait is too long

We have two children in the school system with special needs. When my youngest son was in Primary, the behaviour specialist was in the classroom observing 4-5 other students and picked up on some issues my son was having. Because of the wait list for the school...

I am appalled in the changes and cuts in our education system

I am the mother of four. I have three older children who have graduated a number of years ago and a 16 year old who has special needs. I am appalled in the changes and cuts in our education system. Our department of education has washed down policies on attendance,...

Teachers were there to help me

The current situation with education has me outraged. For nine years I've been trying to maneuver my son through this maze (he's in grade 8 at CPJH). Since starting school he's been diagnosed with autism, ADHD and dyslexia. I had no experience in these areas and sadly...

Who qualifies for support?

My daughter went back to school after missing all of Grade 2 due to Chemotherapy. In addition to the Leukemia diagnosis, Jaime already had a Diagnosis of Moderate to severe Apraxia, of both speech and motor. That year she was in a class of 27 children, she saw the...

My kids deserve quality education

My daughter has ADHD and a non-verbal learning disability, she went to Bridgeway Academy for 4 years, but due to lack of funding from the government was placed back into the public school system. Teachers have done everything they can to help her over the years, going...

My daughter can’t play outside

I have one son in Grade 5 and twin girls in Grade 2 · My son has epilepsy and also a learning disability. He is on an IPP and receives learning centre support but it is limited due to the learning centre teacher only being part-time. ·One of my daughters has mild...

My daughter was lost

My daughter was diagnosed with various special needs and had an EPA throughout elementary school. Once she reached Grade 7, all support was removed and she became suicidal as she was so lost. ·I advocated to the school, HRSB, the board and Dept. of Education for her...

Lucky to even have a seat

My son has ADHD, ODD and a learning disability. He is in grade 10 and has been on adaptations for as long as I can remember. When meeting with one of his teachers I asked about the adaptations. Her response was, "I am doing what I can. I know seating is one but with...

Make inclusion right

My youngest son is in Grade 8, 33 kids in the class and many behavior problems. He came home one day and said why is my teacher being interrupted every five minutes. I would suggest all learning in this class is at risk. Also with the physical size of the kids they...

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