The Talking About Special Education Series is provided by the First Nations Schools Association and First Nations Education Steering Committee to share information with educators and families about how to support First Nations students.

We hope that these pamphlets provide a useful overview of key special education topics, representing an introduction to issues that some people may want to investigate in more detail. Any BC First Nations school educators / administrators who require more information or have specific questions are welcome to contact the FNESC/FNSA special education staff.

Vol. 1: An Overview
Vol. 2: An Introduction for Parents/Families
Vol. 3: Individual Education Plans
Vol. 4: A Parent’s Guide to Individual Education Plans
Vol. 5: Speech and Language Therapy
Vol. 6: Attention Deficit / Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Vol. 7: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Vol. 8: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Vol. 9: Gifted Education
Vol. 10: Trauma-Sensitive Teaching
Vol. 11: Occupational Therapy
Vol. 12: Physiotherapy
Vol. 13: Assistive Technology
Vol. 14: Positive Behaviour Interventions

A limited number of hard copies may be available to BC First Nations schools.  Contact us to request copies, including your name, position and full mailing address.

Originally published in 1998, updated 2018 and 2021.