Inclusive Education Resources
All students should have equitable access to learning, opportunities for achievement, and the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of their educational programs.
Resources for Inclusive Education
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Who are Children & Youth in Care?
The health and well-being of Children and Youth in Care is the shared responsibility of many community partners, including the Ministry of Education. Children and Youth in Care come from different ethnic or socio- economic backgrounds. They may come into care with the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) or with a Delegated Aboriginal Agency (DAA) for many different reasons and under different legal statuses.
We define Children and Youth in Care (CYIC)/Youth Agreement (YAG) as someone who is:
- Between the ages of 5 to 19
- Who is in the custody, care or guardianship of a:
- Director under the Child, Family and Community Service Act (CFCSA) or
- Director of adoption designated under the Adoption Act
- British Columbia District Student Services Review Inquiry Process (PDF)
- Children and Youth in Care: Joint Educational Planning and Support – Cross Ministry Guidelines
- Diversity in B.C. Schools: A Framework (PDF) | La diversité dans les écoles de la Colombie-Britannique : Document-cadre (PDF)
- Inter-ministerial Protocols for the Provision of Support Services to Schools (PDF)
- Physical Restraint and Seclusion in School Settings (PDF)
- Special Education Policy
- Special Education Services: A Manual of Policies, Procedures and Guidelines (PDF)
- Special Needs Student Ministerial Order (PDF)
- Auditory Outreach Program
- Inclusion Outreach
- Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD)
- Provincial Outreach Program for Deafblindness (POPDB)
- Provincial Outreach Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (POPDHH)
- Provincial Outreach Program for Early Years (POPEY) formerly POPEI
- Provincial Outreach Program for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (POPFASD)
- Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (PRCVI)
- Special Education Technology BC (SET BC)
Families who arrive in British Columbia as refugees have overcome great obstacles and adversity. They bring with them strengths, abilities and qualities to share as they settle into their new home.
Awareness and understanding of the backgrounds and needs of students with refugee experience, in addition to their strengths and cultural differences, can help them succeed at school.
Learn about students with refugee experience and how to work with them in education: