Diagnosis=accommodations… hmmm… Amen of the Day goes to…Ira Socol

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The May 1st post on SpeEd Change begins in this way:

Start here: If your school, university, business, government requires “proof of disability” – that is, diagnosis – before providing accommodations, it is discriminating, and it is not committed to social justice, not committed to equality of opportunity, not committed to the success of every student.

It is as simple as that.

I do not know of many, if any, schools that do not attach accommodations to diagnosis. Of course, I am thinking high schools. In Quebec.

Do you?

And what do you think of Ira’s statement?