Children and youth committee plans Castlegar stop

The committee of MLAs wants to hear from you on the subject

A provincial standing committee on children and youth will hold a public hearing in Castlegar on May 23.

The all-party committee is undertaking a project on children and youth with neuro-diverse (e.g., ASD, FASD, developmental delay) special needs, with a focus on improving assessment and eligibility processes.

The committee invites you to share your input and experiences by speaking with the committee at the hearing, or by making a written submission by 5 p.m., June 7. The committee will release a report with recommendations to the legislative assembly by the early fall.

“Families of children and youth with neuro-diverse special needs may navigate a number of pathways, services and providers over the course of a child’s journey,” said Nicholas Simons, committee chair and MLA for Powell River-Sunshine Coast. “The committee is looking to better understand those experiences and explore opportunities to improve assessment and eligibility processes.”

The consultation, including registration for public hearings, is available at leg.bc.ca/cmt/ca.

The Castlegar meeting will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sandman Hotel.

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