Re-Elect Robert Barlow, Public School Trustee
 
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B.W.
10/11/2010

To assist the rising population of students that could benefit from American Sign Language being used in public schools, is it something that could be put forward to those higher in educational authority? *Does that question make sense? Pardon...* To the point: ASL not only for Deaf and hard-of-hearing, it could be useful for those with speech impediments, speech delays, non-verbal autistic children, and even students that generally have trouble speaking clearly stressed.

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B.W.
10/11/2010

Sorry some grammar is incorrect. (Fix: ASL is not only...) (Fix: ...clearly when stressed.) At that matter, some areas of the website could use a little bit of grammatical editing, as well as the document about a Presentation review thing about board of trustees (found in the Robert's Profile tab). Overall though, I understand. Thanks for the information provided on this site.

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Robert
10/21/2010

Thanks for the comments B.W. I think you make an excellent point about ASL. I will ask our folks on our SEAC (Special Education Advisory Committee) about their thoughts on your comment.

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B.W.
10/24/2010

Thak-you for your notice and consideration. It is much appreciated. As an added thought, awareness can also promote thoughtfulness among students as they learn acceptance with understanding of the people whom use ASL to communicate, for the aformentioned variety of reasons.

Among average children there seems to be a growing spark of interest towards learning signed languages that appears to be catching without much prompting. (Some children in my neighbourhood know 1 or 2 other children that use ASL and they've told me "it's fun and cool and we can talk to them now when before we couldn't talk so good".

Tomorrow is voting day and I look forward. Enjoy and good luck!

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B.W.
10/24/2010

Sorry about my spelling mistakes here and there. (Fix: Thank-) (Fix: aforementioned).

What are your thoughts on portables (positve/negative?) and about keeping students local?
Recycling units and green-bins in schools and grounds?

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    Robert Barlow is the current Wards 9 & 10 Public School Trustee for the HWDSB and has served our community in this capacity for 7 years.

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