In this op-ed Sherry Costa of Independent Living Nova Scotia argues that the Halifax regional School Board restore funding for a successful transition program for youths. There is a good business case, and most importantly, it is the right thing to do.
Follow-up on our strange story about funding cuts of a program that helps youth with disabilities transition from high school into the community. The Halifax Regional School Board refuses to explain what exactly was wrong with the program, and students and parents are left out in the cold.
A program that helps young persons with disabilities transition into the workforce is being cut by the Halifax Regional School Board. At the root lies the School Board’s unwillingness to deal with bullying by one of its employees, charges the executive director of Independent Living Nova Scotia.