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.
There are a number of non profit advocacy organizations that provide advice and guidance to parents on various issues related to the special needs of their children. The Ministry as listed a number of them below.
Disclaimer: The Ministry does not endorse any services and or products being offered by the organizations listed below. The list is merely intended to make parents aware of their existence.