FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2022
WHITEHORSE – In a January 4, 2022 letter submitted to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, the Yukon Type 1 Diabetes Support Network raised concerns about the Department of Education’s response to the Auditor General’s 2019 report.
The letter says a full review of the services and supports for inclusive education recommended by the Auditor General is inadequate as it fails to incorporate the needs and perspectives of children with disease. The T1D Support Network also says they would like to review the existing policy before recommending next steps.
It is clear the government requires a new approach to address the needs of children with disease in the education system. The T1D letter also says that the government has thus far failed to incorporate the support of children with diseases such as diabetes into improving the education system. The letter says this shows either a calculated dismissal of those needs or an erroneous omission.
The Liberal government needs to take action and address the concerns raised by the T1D Support Network, reach out to ask for their input on the policy review, and develop a stand-along policy for K to 12 students.