Special needs students risk losing their spot if pulled out of school, say parents | CBC News

Special needs students risk losing their spot if pulled out of school, say parents | CBC News
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Amidst renewed concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, some parents living in the Fraser Valley say their children, who have special needs, risk losing vital educational supports if they are pulled out of school to protect their personal health.

“I’m seeing that the province doesn’t have our backs the way I thought that they did,” said Ashley Parker, 35.

The South Surrey mom says her two boys, ages 8 and 6, risk being wait listed if they’re taken out of school temporarily because they live outside the catchment zone. The pair have attended the school, which is part of the Surrey School District and which CBC has agreed not to name, since kindergarten.

Both boys have autism, and require additional supports for their education. The eldest also has Down syndrome and a…



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