Orrell: Tory plan will put special needs students first

September 18, 2013 at 10:40 am

NORTH SYDNEY, NS – A Progressive Conservative government will ensure special needs students get the education they deserve.

The Progressive Conservative platform, Change that Works, commits a Baillie government to making life easier for families raising children with special needs by ensuring support is there when they need it.

“A PC government would guarantee in law that tuition support is available to eligible students for as long as a student needs it,” said Eddie Orrell, the Progressive Conservative candidate for Northside-Westmount and his party’s education critic. “We believe that every child in the province should have the opportunity to reach his or her full potential and that the education system should support their efforts.”

A Progressive Conservative government will also commit $20 million over four years to building a comprehensive early learning program that will ensure young Nova Scotians get a good start in their education.

Additionally, the Progressive Conservatives will create new Community Care Centres that bring together family health care, early childhood learning and elder care options under one roof.

“Our plan puts children and families first by connecting them to the services they need from the time they’re born to the time they finish their post-secondary education,” said Orrell.

“It’s a comprehensive approach that will make sure every child gets the education they deserve.”