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
According to the Ontario Human Rights Commission, many students with disabilities do not have equal access to educational opportunities in Ontario, either at the primary and secondary, or at the post-secondary level.
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.…
Ontario has added new funding to decrease wait times for special education assessment; increase support for students with very high needs; and improve school board supports for special education services.
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.
This report is an excerpt from our 2016 annual report on Ontario's publicly funded schools.
Special education in the news
The Globe and Mail: Advocates for students with disabilities call on Ontario to stop school exclusions
The Ontario Autism Coalition is asking the Ontario Ministry of Education to remove principals' power to exclude students from school for an indefinite period.
This feature story explores the issues around the 'exclusion' of students with special education needs from school for all or part of the day.
Shelley Moore has used her experience, both as a teacher and a person with a learning disability, to guide other teachers in how to support children with complex and diverse needs.