OPSBA in the Media – February 2019

2019 2/12 | Connects Page, OPSBA in the Media

Ford government advises school boards to freeze hiring
Kristin Rushowy, The Star, Feb. 28, 2019
Ontario school boards have been told to hold off on all hiring for the next school year until further notice, according to an education ministry memo obtained by the Star.

Interview with OPSBA Presdient Cathy Abraham
Ontario Morning from CBC Radio (interview begins at 2:15 mark), Feb. 28, 2019

Ontario school boards seek additional supports in wake of changes to provincial autism program
Caroline Alphonso, The Globe and Mail, Feb. 27, 2019
Ontario school boards want more resources for students with severe disabilities after a significant change to the province’s autism program that they fear could bring children into classrooms full-time without proper supports.

Autism therapists warned of looming layoffs under Ford government overhaul
Kristin Rushowy, The Toronto Star, Feb. 27, 2019
Behavioural therapists say they have been warned of looming layoffs as the Ford government overhauls the autism system, saying new funding limits for families has led to the uncertainty.

Ontario’s New Autism Policy Will Overwhelm Schools, Advocate Says
Allison Jones, Canadian Press, Feb. 11, 2019
TORONTO — Changes to Ontario’s autism program are raising concerns that thousands of autistic children who will receive fewer hours of therapy will be pushed into schools unable to properly accommodate them.
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