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2007-12: Repeal of Resolution 99-26

Whereas, some aspects of resolution 99-26 are deemed to be obsolete; and

Whereas, the members of AEBC recognize the importance of adequate training for blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted children with regard to daily living skills, orientation and mobility, and Braille; and

Whereas the level, quality, and availability of services for these children varies widely from jurisdiction to jurisdiction,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT resolution 99-26 be repealed, and

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT, with regard to training in daily living skills, orientation and mobility, Braille, and any other similar competencies required by blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted Canadians, THAT

1. AEBC advocate for:
A. (assured pre-school, primary, and secondary education for all children and young adults which includes training in these core competencies, and any other services as individual needs dictate; and
B. standardized minimum service levels and the accountability thereof.
2. AEBC research and assess the availability of services, service standards, delivery models, and consumer perceptions in each province;
3. AEBC draft recommendations to address any shortcomings in the availability and delivery of services identified through this research; and,
4. AEBC take the necessary actions to promote the adoption of these recommendations by the relevant educational authorities.