2007 - 2008 School Year
Two Long Serving SET-BC Consultants Set to Retire
June 2008 -At the end of June, SET-BC will be saying farewell to two SET-BC consultants as they head off to enjoy their retirement. Constance McAvoy, Provincial Consultant, and Rick Cordingley, Regional Consultant (Region 3 Okanagan) will be leaving the SET-BC team after many years of hard working, dedicated service.
CAYA services extended to age 35
April 2008 - The Honourable Claude Richmond, Minister of Income and Employment Assistance and the Honourable Shirley Bond, Deputy Premier and Minister of Education announced a $500,000 grant to CAYA.
Mar 2008 - CanAssist and SET-BC are collaborating to organize a usability study to test a keyboard navigation system for the web called KeySurf.
Fred Poon, Manager of PRCVI, Retiring
Feb 2008 - Fred Poon, the well respected and loved Manager of the Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (PRCVI), is retiring after dedicating 34 years to supporting the education of students with visual impairments and blindness in BC.
Quesnel District AT Planning Team
Nov 2007 - Quesnel School District #28 is one district collaboratively planning for effective assistive technology integration and has found the recently created SET-BC Planning Guide particularly useful.
October is AAC Awareness Month
Oct 2007 -ISAAC-Canada, the Canadian chapter of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, is joining with other ISAAC chapters world wide to promote October as AAC awareness month.
Lorraine Kamp - SET-BC’s District Partner for Surrey
Sept 2007 -SET-BC’s District Partners play a key role in coordinating assistive technology services for students with disabilities in BC schools. Each school district designates a District Partner who works closely with one of our consultants to share SET-BC information with school-based teams, coordinate district screening, and plan training and resource development activities.