Special education describes accommodations, supports, or programs for students who need different teaching methods or special equipment to allow them to be successful in school.
About special education
Watch this video to learn more about special education and how to get the support your child needs to succeed.
Special education research and resources
Competing Priorities: People for Education annual report on Ontario’s publicly funded schools 2017
People for Education's annual report on Ontario’s publicly-funded schools is an audit of the education system – a way of keeping track of the impact of funding and policy choices in schools across the province.
Special education report 2017
This report is an excerpt from our 2017 annual report on Ontario's publicly funded schools. It looks at the staff and resources available to support students with special education needs.
The geography of opportunity: What’s needed for broader student success
People for Education's Annual report on Ontario’s publicly-funded schools is an audit of the education system – a way of keeping track of the impact of funding and policy choices in schools across the province.
Special education report 2016
This report is an excerpt from our 2016 annual report on Ontario's publicly funded schools.
Special education in the news
Lack of support for students with special needs endangers everyone
People for Education's report found that "17 per cent of elementary students and 22 per cent of secondary school students receive special education assistance – percentages which have increased steadily over the last two decades."
New report reveals geographic divide in Ontario schools
People for Education releases 19th Annual Report on Ontario’s Publicly Funded Schools.
Special education supports in Ontario’s schools
Special education funding changes in Ontario may result in improved access and better programs, but there is currently no information available about the impact of the changes.