Special needs committee to visit city

The all-party Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth will be in Prince George on May 22 as part of gathering public input on how to improving assessment and eligibility processes for those with special needs.

"We are interested in hearing directly from parents, caregivers and other stakeholders about barriers and challenges, and how processes and supports can be simplified," said Michelle Stilwell, deputy chair and MLA for Parksville-Qualicum.

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"The committee wants to find solutions that better serve children and youth with neuro-diverse special needs and their families."

A hearing will be held at the Civic Centre, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Those interested in making a submission are asked to register at www.leg.bc.ca/cmt/cay.

Written submissions are also accepted at the same address until 5 p.m. on June 7.

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