A number of people and teams play a key role in ensuring the success of students in Special Education.
Parents play a key role in ensuring the success of their child. Their role is to work as part of their child's team, which includes their local school and support services. Decisions regarding special education supports are made in consultation with parents to determine the type and range of supports their child needs.
The first contact is the student's teacher and Principal. Special education support is often initiated through your school. The parents will be involved in a discussion at the school to determine the type and range of supports needed. The school team will help the parents navigate the system and put appropriate supports in place.
Please click on the link to access the Ministry document "Shared Solutions (1254K 12/14/2009) ; A Guide to Preventing and Resolving Conflicts"
School Support Teams
School Support Teams (SST) help facilitate open discussion of student-related strengths and needs within the school context. Read more...
Identification, Placement and Review Committee
Parents of the school may ask for a meeting of the Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC). This committee, in discussion with the parents and school staff, may recommend a more intensive level of support. All decisions regarding special education are made in consultation with parents. Read more...
Special Education Advisory Committee
The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC), works with the TDSB to ensure the continued rights of students with special learning needs. At the TDSB, this committee may make recommendations to the Board concerning any matter relating to the establishment, development and delivery of Special Education programs and services. Read more...