Niovi Patsicakis

Niovi Patsicakis twitter @niovipatsicakis school board candidate for ACT Now Surrey supports ADHD students in BC schools, and will ask BC Education Minister Rob Fleming to follow through on his promise to add ADHD as a stand-alone category in special education so ADHD students can get accommodations and IEP’s (Individual Education Programs.) #IEPsForADHD.

And @niovipatsicakis was the first and so far the ONLY BC school trustee to have ANY policy on ADHD, which 8-10% of BC students have. Or anything at all on ADHD. And it is not only what we want but even better, a funded category with EA support! Thanks Niovi!

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“Lobby the Provincial Government to establish that ADHD, a medical neurological disorder, and thus must be a funded category with EA support.”

In her preamble to that policy Surrey BC school trustee candidate @niovipatsicakis  mentions:

“Students with ADHD have never had funding unless they qualified under another category such as LD. Only 40% of students with ADHD may also have a learning disability.

There are students who are average academically and students who are gifted with ADHD and with EA support those students would be able to learn according to the potential. We need EA funding for those students.”

Thanks @niovipatsicakis I hope other school board Trustees in Surrey will follow your lead and commit to asking BC Education Minister Rob Fleming when he will fulfil your promise to add ADHD as a stand-alone category in special education that he made more than 9 months ago.

 

Here are the tweets.

 

Niovi Patsicakis‏ @niovipatsicakis @pqpolitics Hi Pete, fighting for a LONG time. Jumped into the political arena for students with #ADHD, #gifted, #dyslexia, #specialneeds – all not getting what they need. #Surreybc Board not respecting #specialistratios. Urge all to read platform http://actnowsurrey.ca  @nowsurrey #bced


AND they are the only candidate I’ve seen so far that actually has ADHD In their platform!

Under Integration/Special Needs Students section. 

5. Lobby the Provincial Government to establish that ADHD, a medical neurological disorder, and thus must be a funded category with EA support.

ACT Now Surrey Lobby the Provincial Government to establish that ADHD, a medical neurological disorder, and thus must be a funded category with EA support. http-:www.actnowsurrey.ca:about4

 

Screenshot of Tweets

 

@niovipatsicakis supports #IEPsForADHD platform http-::actnowsurrey.ca https-:twitter.com:niovipatsicakis:status:1043651853261496320

 

If you see any other political parties or independent school board candidates who have any policies on the biggest number of students with special needs, ADHD in their platform, please thank them and send me that information so I can post it online. Always important to reward good behaviour on ADHD because it is so rare by politicians

Will you join us in asking your local school board trustee candidates if they’ll ask bcndp education minister Rob Fleming to give BC ADHD students #IEPsForADHD as he promised BC ADHD Students 10 months ago?

Niovi Patsicakis School Board Candidate For ACT Now Surrey Supports ADHD Students in BC Schools, Will Ask For #IEPsForADHD

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