Toronto District School Board
Toronto District School Board

Special Education

Special Education programming helps all students reach their full potential. Our schools offer a wide range of supports and services for students and their families.

We are committed to ensuring that:

  • All students with exceptionalities are welcomed, included and supported in our schools
  • Intensive programs and supports for students with unique strengths and needs are available in sites across the TDSB
  • Effective collaboration and problem solving between staff, parents and students is a priority
  • Our facilities are fully accessible to students, families, staff and the community whenever possible
  • Research and effective practice guide us in our efforts to better serve our students
Special Education Plan
Each year, we review and update our Special Education Plan  to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of students. This process allows us to review current practices and to form important partnerships with community supports.

Parents’ Guide to Special Education
The Parents' Guide to Special Education is designed to provide you with information about the Special Education Program Recommendation Committee (SEPRC) process, the Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC)  process, and to set out the procedures involved in identifying and placing a student who is exceptional.
Special Education Parent's Guide Translation Letters

Parents' Guide to Special Education - (Translations)
Arabic Chinese Portuguese Punjabi Russian
Somali Spanish Tamil Vietnamese English


Special Education Inclusion Town Hall Meetings

In October and November 2012, the TDSB hosted four Special Education Inclusion Town Hall meetings. These meetings allowed staff to gather valuable information from our communities across the city to help us develop a vision that will meet the needs of TDSB students and create more inclusive schools.

Notes from the Town Hall meetings, General Delivery Mailbox and Inclusion Hotline can be found below:

October 2, 2012 - Runnymede CI
October 11, 2012 - William Lyon Mackenzie CI
November 1, 2012 – Stephen Leacock CI
November 8, 2012 – Stephen Leacock CI
General Delivery Mailbox & Inclusion Hotline Messages

student writing in notebook
Spec Ed Report

Our Mission
To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and to acquire
the knowledge, skills, and values
they need to become responsible members of a democratic society.
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