Special Education is a term used to describe the supports and programs for students who need extra support to allow them to be successful in school. In this section, you can find information about identifying students requiring special education support, how to access the available support, and tips for parents.
Special Education can involve anything from a different way of teaching, to special equipment to help students with their school work, to simply providing students with extra time for writing
People for Education's 16th Annual Report on Ontario's Publicly Funded Schools reveals strains in special education.
Detailed information about millions of U.S. students has been entered into database developed by Gates, Murdoch and Carnegie.
A new report from People for Education reveals that many Ontario schools and boards place caps on waiting lists for special education services.
According to a memo from the Ministry of Education, "all students with demonstrable learning based needs" including conditions such as ADD/ADHD, Tourette Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, are entitled to appropriate special education programs and services.
Parents in Halton have raised concerns that some students may be “jumping the queue” for special education assessments.