August 17-18, 2020
University of Ottawa
This two-part luncheon webinar series included educators, epidemiologists, and economists who brought their own points of view to this interdisciplinary discussion. Given the current circumstances, panelists re-framed the situation acknowledging families who can't easily choose to stay home with their children; debated whether community transmission rates were indeed low enough to keep students and educators safe; compared the educational impact of virtual classrooms and the social impact of in-person learning on
youth with disabilities; and also posited many innovations and learning opportunities to make the most of this complicated situation in which there is no "right" answer.
Shining a Spotlight on Children & Youth With Disabilities
Panel 2 Discussants:
- Marie Bountrogianni (former dean of Chang School of Continuing Ed at Ryerson and co-chair of the Ontario Autism Report)
- Rachel Goddyn (Wayfinders Burnaby)
- CindyHarrison (Founder of the ACT learning centre)
- Anne Lesveque (Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa)
- Gordon Peter (Director of Inclusive Education Canada)
- Lesley Trudel (Assistant Professor in Faculty of Ed at the University of Winnipeg)
This webinar series was co-organized by the CN-Paul M. Tellier Chair on Business and Public Policy and the Jean-Luc Pepin Research Chair at the University of Ottawa.