Manitoba

Proposed WSD cuts to therapy services draws fire

If Manitoba’s largest school division stops funding occupational therapy and physiotherapy services, some parents say their children will no longer have reason to attend class.
Pablo Felices-Luna and Carrie Costello with their children Alejandra, second from left, Isabel, second from right, and Emma Felices-Costello, right. Alejandra receives occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech pathology support at school. (Mikaela MacKenzie/Winnipeg Free Press)

If Manitoba's largest school division stops funding occupational therapy and physiotherapy services, some parents say their children will no longer have reason to attend class.

Students with disabilities can access specialists through the Winnipeg School Division, free of charge — but that may not be the case next year, should the WSD board of trustees approve its 2021-22 draft budget.

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