Provincial government provides $7.5M for Geneva Centre training for educators
- January 20, 2021
- Amanda Dimilta
On January 10, 2021, Ontario announced a $7.5 million investment to “train our education staff to better support students on the autism spectrum and to foster a culture of respect, inclusion and opportunity in our schools”. The training will begin this year.
This investment appears to be an expansion of PPM 140 “Incorporating Methods Of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Into Programs For Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)” (link), and hints at an expansion of the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) (link). This commitment by the provincial government could represent an important acknowledgment of the intersection between education and ABA or other services, which bakerlaw has been advocating for on behalf of students with ASD for many years.
You can read about the provincial announcement here (link).
If your child requires ABA or other accommodations in order to have meaningful access to education, get in touch [link] with bakerlaw to discuss how we may help. To learn more about our education law practice click here (link).