MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 23, 2012 /CNW/ - For the parents of a special
needs student, the school system can present overwhelming challenges to
getting the accommodations their children require. According to
Statistics Canada, one-third of Canadian parents who reported needing
special education services for their child said they had experienced
difficulties accessing them, with nearly half citing problems
communicating with the school.
In response, the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, thanks to a
$25,000 Longo's grant, created Advocacy To The Rescue, an e-learning course for parents of exceptional children. Led by
instructor Dr. Norm Forman, psychologist, professional advocate, author
and Advocacy To The Rescue creator, it is designed to create effective parent advocates by building critical
advocacy skills over seven units.
It is the only such course offered in Canada at the national level by a
The summer session begins in August, finishing in time for parents to
apply their advocacy skills in the new school year.
Full media release and contact details at www.tourette.ca/media-room.php.
SOURCE: Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada
For further information:
Lynn McLarnon, Executive Director
Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada