F2F Opportunities for Learners with Special Needs
In order to help ensure that every student is successful and enjoys the RCOA Community Classes, Face to Face Classes, Clubs and Activities, we have put in place the following guidelines intended to prepare us to accommodate the unique needs of Learners with special needs.
Families of Learners with Special Needs will be required to attend a Special Education Support Team meeting with staff that are going to be involved with their child at class.
- The meeting cost will come from the learner’s special education budget.
- The meeting must happen before a learner with special needs may attend a Community or F2F Class/Club/Activity
- Subsequent year’s meetings will be called as the Class Coordinator and SEC determine a need.
- IEP details pertaining to group learning situations will be provided to the team members/staff
Families will provide an SEA, paid for from their child’s SE budget, or a parent assistant for one-to-one support. It is the parent and the Special Needs Coordinator’s responsibility to communicate with the SEA regarding their attendance and what support is expected of the SEA while there.
After the first term, parents (in collaboration with their child’s SE Coordinator), may request that the student be permitted to attend without one-to-one support. Permission must be obtained from the Class Coordinator, the learner’s SEC and the Director of Special Education. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis, in recognition of each unique situation.
If you have any questions or concerns about these guidelines you may contact our Special Education Director Marilyn Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org