David Lepofsky, Chair of AODA Alliance, spoke to families about
special education during COVID-19 on June 2, 2021
You can view the video on Easter Seals Ontario YouTube.
David Lepofsky, Chair of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Alliance, spoke about the importance of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and the Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC), especially during the current pandemic. The session was hosted by Alison Morse, Senior Manager for Advocacy and Family Engagement at Easter Seals Ontario.
David Lepofsky is a Canadian lawyer and disability advocate. Now retired from his position as General Counsel in Toronto, David teaches at the University of Toronto and at Osgoode Hall Law School. Blind for much of his life, David has been a leading advocate in accessibility for over 25 years. David led the charge for the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (OADA) and continues to advocate on and to the Accessibility Standard Development Committees making recommendations for accessibility standards for Customer Service, Education, Employment, Health and Information and Communication.
A number of resources were mentioned during the presentation including:
- Easter Seals Kids at School Blog information and advocacy tips about the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and the Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC)
- Ministry of Education, Special Education in Ontario Kindergarten to Grade 12, Policy and Resource Guide (2018)
- Public consultation on the Initial Recommendations for the Development of Proposed Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) Education Accessibility Standards
- Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Coalition Website and Facebook Page
- David Lepofsky Presentation on YouTube, Tips for Parents of Students with Disabilities on How to Advocate For Your Child’s Needs at School