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Greater Essex County District School Board
Building Tomorrow Together Every Learner, Every Day
STRIVE Symposium

NEWS RELEASE                                 
Greater Essex County District School Board 451 Park Street West, Windsor ON N9A 6K1
519-255- 3200

April 24, 2018
Contact: Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury
Phone: 519-255-3200 ext. 10224

STRIVE for Self-advocacy
- full day symposium -

Hundreds of GECDSB Grade 7, 8 & 9 students, staff and families will spend a day learning, thinking and talking about self-advocacy during the first STRIVE symposium at the WFCU Centre in Windsor on Wednesday, April 25th.

The students will be aiming to enhance their ability to communicate their needs appropriately and to know more about themselves as learners. Staff and parents will participate to improve their understanding of what students with learning disabilities need and how to enable and support them.

The symposium begins at 9:30 a.m. with keynote speaker Lesley Andrews. The rest of the day will be spent in fun and empowering workshops about technology, personal well-being, pathways and self-advocacy.

The day's activities conclude at 3:30 p.m.

For more information contact Public Relations officer Scott Scantlebury @ 519-255-3200 ext. 10224 or 519-995-5797.