Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hey Claire, I Bumped Into Yude Henteleff Today at the Atlantic Human Rights Centre Inclusive Education Conference in Fredericton!


L: Yude  M. Henteleff, C.M., Q.C., L.L.D. (Hon.)     R: Harold L. Doherty 
at the Atlantic Human Rights Centre Inclusion Conference
Crowne Plaza Fredericton-Lord Beaverbrook, June 14, 2012 


THE FULLY INCLUSIVE CLASSROOM IS ONLY ONE OF THE RIGHT WAYS TO MEET THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD
(NOTE: Apparently the CACL has removed Mr. Hentelleff's paper from their website)

Presented by Yude M. Henteleff, C.M., Q.C.
to the
C.A.C.L. NATIONAL SUMMIT ON INCLUSIVE EDUCATION
OTTAWA, ONTARIO
NOVEMBER 24, 2004

Imposing a standard, namely that the inclusive classroom meets all needs, is a perception not based on reality and is stereotypical. In other words, the standard takes the position that one environment meets the needs of all special needs children. By its very nature, such a standard is discriminatory, as was made clear by the Supreme Court of Canada in the Meiorin, Grismer, Law and Mercier decisions.   (Y.M. Henteleff)

Claire I couldn't help but think of you, when I saw Yude Henteleff at the inclusion conference today. We both respect Mr. Henteleff's outstanding work advocating for disability groups and advancing a rational, flexible model of inclusion that accommodates the challenges faced by children with severe disability deficits. 

3 comments:

Claire said...

Wow!! And I am working on a post about inclusive education too! Likely if I ever met him, I would not have a clue what to say!!

Claire said...

Oh and btw...here is a link to Mr. Henteleff's paper. https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:HDAXFM5YyvoJ:www.cacl.ca/backup/English/NatConf/2004/Docs/Canadian%2520Law%2520and%2520IE%2520Yude%2520Henteleff.pdf+THE+FULLY+INCLUSIVE+CLASSROOM+IS+ONLY+ONE+OF+THE+RIGHT+WAYS+TO+MEET+THE+BEST+INTERESTS+OF+THE+SPECIAL+NEEDS+CHILD&hl=en&gl=ca&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESiBEUtgDEQUWGnS7X3hp9LZbuD7QbWND2CHQZMihf7yiaOrmVcu91oGAGMaTOrdOkIJgFSnYoe2Sfn6d-zjx-n_NsWueQBsZJXXL4usOmtROXUcIAqeE238EfvUQFtfHmsnNc_9&sig=AHIEtbRwq1O2K2ciL6QzT9Gye51QdvVyVg&pli=1

Autism Reality NB said...

Thank you Claire.