Supporting Meaningful Consultation with Parents

from British Columbia Council of Administrators of Special Education (BC CASE)

Meaningful consultation is not a structure; rather it is a process that underpins educational decision making. Meaningful consultation is necessary when decisions are made that will have an impact on a student’s educational program, and it is essential that this process includes the student’s family and/or caregivers. To the extent appropriate to the student’s age and ability, the student should also participate in the process.
At its heart, meaningful consultation is about interactive, two-way communication and dialogue. Such consultation is undertaken to seek information, advice and/or informed
opinion for consideration prior to decision making.

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