Return to School Video Model and Language Recommendations

Visual supports are helpful for all learners.

Consider creating a custom video model of your school and protocols for families and students to learn what to expect when they arrive back to school.

    • E.g. drop-off protocol, entering school, leaving school, what room/classes available (music, gym, library, computers), recess activities and routines, classroom set-up
    • See the below link for a SD61 example video: 

Back to School Video Model

  • Ensure your video model (or social story) uses simple language that is accessible for all – see the below link for language recommendations:

Language for Back to School Resources



Free broadcast of the family opera The Flight of the Hummingbird May 19, 2020, at 10 am

After a successful preview at Vancouver Opera Festival last year, the Pacific Opera Victoria and Vancouver Opera co-production of The Flight of the Hummingbird took flight in January 2020 to schools across our province. The tour and sold-out performances at Pacific Opera Victoria’s Baumann Centre were stalled due to COVID 19.

In the spirit of staying physically distanced and socially connected and of sharing the music and knowledge of our amazing artists and community, a free online broadcast of the opera will be available on the website below for families and educators, Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at 10 am PDT. The video will remain available on demand until late summer.

The Flight of the Hummingbird is accompanied by a Study Guide aligned with the First People’s Principles of Learning and the BC curriculum.

Recreational Respite, National is running virtual group programs for FREE from April 20-30, 2020

At the moment, Recreational Respite, National is running virtual group programs for FREE from April 20-30, 2020 for children, youth, teens and young adults with disabilities and/or mental health. They can choose 3 of 14 unique programs to explore. Each program includes goals and experiential outcomes. We have been running quite a few up until now, with great success and they are super FUN!

Free virtual groups flyer – April 20- 30 2020 

Please have a look at the program calendar and more about the virtual services:

New: Tar Heel Shared Reader

Zoë Watt, Inclusion Outreach SLP, found a new resource by the folks at Tar Heel Reader.  They have created a synthesized speech core vocabulary to run along the bottom of the pages of the books so reading can be a shared, have a more active role for the student and support making meaning in literacy.  They have ProD modules attached to this development which look great and it is all research-based.

CANCELLED – Annual District Partner Meeting April 29, 2020

In response to public health directives to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus we are postponing our District Partner meeting scheduled for April 29th.  We will reschedule when it is prudent to do so.
All paid guests will see a full refund credited to the card used to purchase within the next 7 business days.
The students we support are among the most vulnerable to the risks this pandemic poses.  We wish you and those close to you the best and look forward to being in touch again soon.


Cortical Visual Impairment and Vision Supports

Presentation by Adam P. Wilton, Ph.D., COMS, Manager, Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (PRCVI) and Accessible Resource Centre-British Columbia (ARC-BC); and Kim Zebehazy, Ph.D, COMS, CLVT, Associate Professor, Special Education Blindness and Visual Impairment, UBC; at the Inclusion Outreach District Partner Meeting on April 24, 2019 in Richmond, BC

Maximizing the Potential of Learners with CVI – Inclusion Outreach

Competency Based IEPs and the New Curriculum for Students with Complex Needs

Presentation by Yolanda Duncan, District Learning Support Team Coordinator, Surrey SD#36; Sheri Montgomery, District Inclusion Mentor Teacher, Mission SD#75 ; and Michel Gagnon, Assistive Technologies Helping Teacher, Surrey SD#36, (in three parts) at Inclusion Outreach’s District Partner Meeting on April 24, 2019 in Richmond, BC

CB IEP Presentation part 1 Apr2019

CB IEP Presentation part 2 Apr2019

CB IEP Presentation case study Apr2019



Universal classroom supports

IEP sample

Core-competencies adapted

CB IEP Cheat Sheet

CB IEP Big Sheet