Are We Planning For ALL Students ft Carol Jones and Leslie Hutchison, OADE

By Stephen G Hurley

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Carol Jones and Leslie Hutchison are both members of the Ontario Association for Developmental Education, an organization established in 1957 and includes teachers, educational assistants, principals, consultants, and other support staff and parents who work with and for students with developmental challenges.

The organization recently conducted a survey, “Return to School Survey Related to COVID 19 Amplifying Voice of Educators and Educational Workers Who Serve Students with Developmental Disabilities” which provides insights on the realities that must be taken into consideration if ALL students, including those with developmental exceptionalities are to return to school safely and with the necessary supports.

Carol Jones (President) and Leslie Hutchison (Executive member) join us to talk about what we might not understand about students with developmental exceptionalities and the staff that support them.

Visit the OADE website at for more insights and a copy of the survey report.