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 Post subject: Alberta Education
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:31 pm 
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http://education.alberta.ca/department/ ... usion.aspx

Putting this here so I don't loose it. Stuff is happening and it's so confusing.....and we are getting a new school act. I think it's important to keep an eye on things.

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dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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 Post subject: Re: Alberta Education
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:57 pm 
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Ooh, exciting! I'll have to read this later, when I can absorb it.
:popcorn

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 Post subject: Re: Alberta Education
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:42 pm 
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Bill 18 tabled this is the new Alberta School Act which will now be known as the Alberta Education Act in the Alberta Leg. yesterday. http://www.assembly.ab.ca/ISYS/LADDAR_f ... 01_han.pdf

http://www.assembly.ab.ca/ISYS/LADDAR_f ... ll-018.pdf
Quote:
Prohibited activities
251 No person shall
(a) disturb or interrupt the proceedings of a school,
(b) disturb or interrupt the proceedings of a school meeting or
board meeting, or
(c) loiter or trespass in a school building or on property
owned by a board.

Quote:
Penalty
253 Any person who contravenes section 83, 216 or 251 is guilty
of an offence and liable to a fine of not more than $1000.


I would like to know more about the above as I am wondering if I would have been a "candidate" for 251 (b) considering the letter I got from a supeintendent of schools re: attendance at Board Meetings/queries in April of 2009, where
Quote:
Thus please be advised, effective immediately, that should you attend Board Meetings, it is our expectation that you will behave appropriately. Failure to do so may result in further action by Parkland School Division.
I guess it was being implied that I was NOT behaving appropriately. I totally disagree...but beings there was one of me and many of them :roll: ....and I suppose now instead of only paying for a lawyer to respond to this letter, I would possibly be paying a fine as well...if I couldn't afford a lawyer.

cross ref. viewtopic.php?f=29&t=5943

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Myself - Seasonal, cats
dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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 Post subject: Re: Alberta Education
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:13 pm 
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I wonder what all this means? Back in May of 2010 I had some correspondence with a psd70 trustee and administration person, I don't know how a lay person is supposed to figure any of this out....and when you ask questions...well, I must not ask them the right way....and then if a person doesn't ask the right question at the right time directed at the right person...well :scratchy

from me to trustee
Subject: Requesting information
Date: Fri, 7 May 2010 11:00:57 -0600
Hi there! I asked previously if anaphylaxis/allergic/asmathic conditions are considered a special need. I have never really got an answer. Should these children have an IPP? I have noticed some divisions do. Quite a while ago, when I attended a meeting, I did hear it mentioned, (Mr. Gilchrist asked Ms. Campbell) but I did not hear and have noticed that it is not in the minutes.

Thank you for your attention to this very important matter.

from psd70 admin. to me
Hello , Individual Program Plans are created to address educational student needs. A medical condition such as anaphylaxis does not constitute an educational special need or require the development of an IPP. I trust that this answers the question sent to Trustee Kolodnicki. Have a nice day.

with this added note
"A pat on the back is only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, but is miles ahead in results."

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

from me to trustee
Hi!
I guess you got the response along with everyone.
I am looking at Alberta Education Services for Students and Children Policy Updated 2003.
Also, Elk Island Public Schools does it.
Do you think we could look at this more in depth?
Thanks,
Advocate for Anaphylaxis Awareness in Alberta Schools


from trustee to me
Hi ,I did forward your question to admin because I am not an expert in this area. As you are likely aware the whole area of special education is under review by the province so it would probably be best to wait and see what falls out of that because the whole process around IPPs may change significantly. I wouldn't want spend effort on something to have it finish in a dead end. Can we trust you to remind us after the reccomendations and final directives from the provincial review on special education is complete? I think it would make the most sense to pick up from there as probably every school board will have to make changes to implement them.

Thanks again.

from me to trustee
I guess my concerns are that I have been told by administration that anaphylaxis is NOT a special education issue. I would like to know where the starting point is. So, is it or not now is my question.

Thanks,

from trustee to me
If admin says it is not, then it is not. However that doesn't mean that it should not be addressed (as it is) through other division policies or procedures.




http://www.edmontonjournal.com/health/A ... story.html

http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Propo ... story.html

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Bud ... story.html
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A public rally is being organized at the Legislature grounds Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in an effort to convince the government to change the way it funds education.

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Myself - Seasonal, cats
dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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 Post subject: Re: Alberta Education
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 1:14 pm 
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second reading of bill 18 educ. act Thursday, April 28, 2011 Albert Hansard
http://www.assembly.ab.ca/ISYS/LADDAR_f ... 01_han.pdf

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Myself - Seasonal, cats
dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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 Post subject: Re: Alberta Education
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 10:11 pm 
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http://www.stalbertgazette.com/article/ ... cation-act
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Bill 18 passed first reading Wednesday, but it is not expected to get a final green light in this legislative session.

“There are issues that we do have to deal with today — and some of this timeframe has been about dealing with some of the significant areas of concern, to make sure that we get it right,” said Hancock. “In many of the areas there is a lot of work that has to happen.”

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Myself - Seasonal, cats
dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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 Post subject: Re: Alberta Education
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:29 pm 
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http://www.yourowncalendar.com/uploads/ ... %20Day.pdf

http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/inmd ... ies_E_.pdf

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Myself - Seasonal, cats
dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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 Post subject: Re: Alberta Education
PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:06 am 
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http://www.yourowncalendar.com/uploads/ ... %20Day.pdf
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Pilot review
0% knew that epinephrine is the first line of defense
during an anaphylactic attack (88% said it was a
bronchodilator).

I was in a hurry when I posted this before...but check that # out. I guess that says a lot about how little awareness is in the schools....

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Myself - Seasonal, cats
dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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 Post subject: Re: Alberta Education
PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:56 pm 
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http://education.alberta.ca/media/11069 ... _needs.pdf

Quote:
For the purpose of this policy framework, children and youth
with “special needs” are those children and youth with
impairments that limit their ability to participate in their daily
activities at home, in school, and in their communities. Their
impairments can be in one or more of the following areas:
· Cognition
· Communication
· Sensory/motor
· Social/emotional/behavioural
· Self-help (adaptive)
Exceptional health needs


http://education.alberta.ca/teachers/safeschools.aspx

Quote:
Contact Us

For more information, please contact Cross-Ministry Services.

Telephone: 780 422 6538 (In Alberta dial toll-free: 310-0000)

Cross-Ministry Services Branch
Alberta Education
Main Floor, 44 Capital Boulevard
10044 – 108 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 5E6



Alberta Learning
Policy 1.6.1 (this is referred to in the Rockyview Division Admin. Medication or Medical Treatment)

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Myself - Seasonal, cats
dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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 Post subject: Re: Alberta Education
PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:05 pm 
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“special needs” are those children and youth with
impairments that limit their ability to participate in their daily
activities at home, in school, and in their communities.


Eating and breathing tend to be daily activities... :freak

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 Post subject: Re: Alberta Education
PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:18 pm 
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http://education.alberta.ca/resources/backtoschool.aspx
Back to School Information Kit – 2011/2012
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MyHealth.Alberta.ca—Alberta’s new online health resource
Alberta has launched a new online resource with helpful information on how to keep children healthy and well as they embark on a new school year. MyHealth.Alberta.ca offers valuable information on over 8,700 health topics as well as tools that can help parents make important decisions about their family’s health.
In addition to general health information, parents can learn more about key health concerns such as:
Asthma: causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, risk factors, prevention, medications, and where to go for help.
Severe allergies: insect stings, foods, drugs, avoiding indoor and outdoor triggers, and administering Epinephrine shots.
Immunizations: recommended childhood immunization schedule, why each vaccine is used, effectiveness, and key considerations.

Visit MyHealth.Alberta.ca to explore health information and tools, provide feedback and discover how this resource can help your family.


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Response training benefits Alberta students with severe allergies
Parents of students with severe allergies are encouraged to contact their school board trustee or their school’s principal to ensure their child’s teacher is trained to recognize and respond to an allergic attack in the classroom. Knowing what to do and how to do it can mean the difference between life and death for an allergic student.

The Government of Alberta and Anaphylaxis Canada partnered to develop the Canadian Anaphylaxis Readiness Education (C.A.R.E.) web-based training program for schools across the province. The program – which incorporates graphics, audio and text – is designed to prepare educators for an anaphylactic reaction in their school by providing teachers and administrators important and easy-to-understand tips for keeping allergic students safe.

This important learning resource complements the Allergy and Anaphylaxis Informational Response (AAIR) resource kits introduced in all public, separate, charter, private and francophone schools in Alberta in 2008. The kits contain information about anaphylaxis and asthma, including educational CDs and training devices for the EpiPen® and Twinject® brands of epinephrine auto-injectors available in Canada.

A variety of resources – including the Alberta School Boards Association anaphylaxis policy advisory, detailed research, promising practices, implementation procedures and external resources – can be viewed on Alberta Education’s website at http://www.education.alberta.ca/aair.


Parents of students with severe allergies are encouraged to contact their school board trustee or their school’s principal to ensure their child’s teacher is trained to recognize and respond to an allergic attack in the classroom. Knowing what to do and how to do it can mean the difference between life and death for an allergic student. Repeating this part here cuz it is really important for parents to know that many may not be as it is not manditory that they are trained in any first aid.

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Myself - Seasonal, cats
dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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 Post subject: Re: Alberta Education
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:01 pm 
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http://www.inews880.com/Channels/Reg/Lo ... ID=1560185

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Monday marks day one of the fall sitting at the Legislature, but there's not much in the way of legislation on the agenda.

Government House leader Dave Hancock admits there isn't enough time to handle the re-vamped Education Act this month, so it will be pushed back to the spring.

"It could take 2 or 3 weeks in debate," says Hancock. "There's not an urgency around the Education Act. We have a good education system."

MLAs sit Monday and Tuesday, then recess until November 21st, when they'll sit for two weeks. In total, they will meet for 10 days.

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Myself - Seasonal, cats
dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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 Post subject: Re: Alberta Education
PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:18 pm 
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http://www.stalbertleader.com/2011/11/1 ... -bullying/
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There will also be anti-bullying measures in the new Education Act, which is expected to be tabled in the Alberta Legislature in the spring.

I think it's mentioned many times because apparently "safe and caring" in the old one didn't cover it. I wish anaphylaxis would be mentioned.

And is it just me but, why is it whenever Alberta Education wants publicity it seems to go to St. Albert?(where public is run by Catholic) or the Catholic system when it came to Spruce Grove?

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Myself - Seasonal, cats
dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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 Post subject: Re: Alberta Education
PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:51 pm 
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http://www.anaphylaxis.ca/en/media/hot_ ... news_id=13

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TORONTO, November 18, 2011 - An online training course to increase anaphylaxis education among school personnel is being recognized today with two prestigious awards from the Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD). A national professional association focused on training, learning and performance in the Canadian workplace, CSTD annually recognizes effective, well-designed training programs.
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The course was developed by Leap Learning Technologies Inc. and partners Anaphylaxis Canada and the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. The tool (originally called the “Canadian Anaphylaxis Readiness Education” program) was launched by the Government of Alberta for schools across the province in fall 2010. Prior to the launch, a pilot study funded by AllerGen NCE Inc., a national research network, was conducted in Alberta which showed the program was highly effective for school personnel.
Now if we could just get everyone to use it here.

http://cstd.site-ym.com/?page=TrainingExcellence
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View the All About the CSTD Awards 2011 webinar slide deck here.
:banghead the here does not seem to work

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Myself - Seasonal, cats
dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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 Post subject: Re: Alberta Education
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:05 pm 
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http://education.alberta.ca/media/413366/appendix1.pdf
Alberta's Commission on Learning

A list of experts and advisors....all sorts of 'em.

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dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
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dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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