Special Education

Students who have behavioural, communicational, intellectual, physical or multiple exceptionalities, may require special education programs and /or services to benefit fully from their school experience.

Special education programs and services primarily consist of instruction and assessments that are different from those provided to the general student population. These may take the form of accommodations (such as specific teaching strategies, preferential seating, and assistive technology) and/or an educational program that is modified from the age-appropriate grade level expectations in a particular course or subject, as outlined in the Ministry of Education's curriculum policy documents.


Resolving Identification or Placement Issues

Policy Direction

Resource Documents

In addition to policy documents, the ministry has published a number of resource documents to assist school boards in implementing policies and delivering high-quality special education programs and services.

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