School at home for children with disabilities: You have to return your copy – Faire Face

Parents who wish to homeschool during the 2022/2023 school year must apply for permission before May 31. After that, it would be too late to get basic approval from civics.

A new management approach! Another one for parents of disabled children who have chosen – often enough – to force home schooling. Until now, education in the family was the right of all children, whether they had disabilities or not. Therefore, it was sufficient to send an informational message to the town hall and to the academic administration. Since the start of the 2022 school year, it becomes necessary to obtain it “So” National Education for Family Education (IEF).

Disability, reason for licensing

“Child’s state of health or disability” It is one of the four foundations of licensing outlined by the August 2021 law. Fortunately, because for many parents of children with disabilities, homeschooling has become necessary after school fails.

However, they must complete the CERVA form and attach several documents: an identity document for the child and the persons responsible for it; address proof; and decisions of the Committee on the Rights and Independence of Persons with Disabilities (CDAPH) regarding the school career path (see box below) Or, if the decision has not yet been issued, the medical certificate you submitted to the Ministry of Human Development in your application file.

Three-year mandate

The Academic Director of National Education Services (Dasen) will then send the medical certificate, in a sealed envelope, to the school physician. It is up to the latter to give an opinion on the application. Dasen must announce its response within two months. After this period, his silence is worth accepting. The authorization can be granted for a maximum of three academic years, renewable for as long as necessary.

Full permission for children already at home

“I don’t expect a lot of rejection issues for the next couple of years, Marion Aubry, vice president of the Toby Society, expects. Many families have legal clearance until 2024 if their child is already on the IEF. »

Parents who were already homeschooling in 2021/2022 benefit from automatic authorization for 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 once the results of the last educational screening are sufficient. They do not need to provide a CDAPH decision or medical certificate. They simply have to complete a specific CERVA form.

An essential step for Cned

In addition, the permission granted by Dasen to teach a disabled child in the family now deserves a positive opinion of registration with the National Center for Distance Education (Cned). “For full semester courses with Cned Organized Enrollment, you must now request Family Instruction Permission”Marion Aubrey adds.

Limited exemption during the school year

In any case, for the period 2022-2023, families must submit their applications to Dasen before May 31. Then it would be too late. The National Advisory Council for Persons with Disabilities, in its opinion on the draft decree, regretted the lack of flexibility. “We know that the situation of children with disabilities can require changes throughout the year”Don is.

However, it will still be possible to request an exceptional permit during the school year, if “The reasons related to the child’s health condition or disability (…) emerged after the application timeline “,” Ministry says. or if “The physical or moral integrity of the child is threatened.”. This may be the case in the case of bullying or school phobia. What about administrative phobia?

What is the CDAPH decision?

The wording can be confusing. Yes, the decision of the Committee on the Rights and Independence of Persons with Disabilities (CDAPH) regarding the child’s school career path must be attached to the application for permission to homeschool. But no, this is not a homeschooling decision. This is not CDAPH’s responsibility. Any notification (direction to a regular school, Ulis, IME, etc.) will simply serve to confirm that the child is indeed recognized as having a disability. And that the reason for the disability to request family education is therefore justified.

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