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Special Education Plan

"We believe that equity of opportunity and equity of access to our programs, services and resources are critical to the achievement of successful outcomes for all thos whom we serve, and for those who serve our school system. The board is therefore committed to ensuring that fairness, equity, and inclusion are essential principles of our school system and are integrated into all our policies, programs operations and practices"

TDSB Multi-Year Strategic Plan

The Ontario Ministry of Education has set out expectations for improving the quality of special education programs and services in Ontario and for ensuring greater accountability in the area of special education. These standards support the government’s goal of ensuring that exceptional students across the province receive the best quality education possible.

School boards are required to have a special education plan, in accordance with Regulation 306 and the ministry policy document entitled Standards for School Boards’ Special Education Plans. Each board is required to maintain a special education plan, to review/amend it annually to ensure it meets the current needs of its exceptional students, and to submit the plan to the ministry for review. The purpose of the special education plan is to provide the Ministry of Education, the public and staff with information about special education programs and services that are provided by the school board.

The TDSB’s Special Education Plan is compliant with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Ontario Education Act, the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and other relevant legislation. The plan is organized in sections as outlined in the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Standards for School Boards’ Special Education Plans, with the beginning of each section indicating the purpose of that section.

The TDSB values feedback on the Special Education Plan. Please click on the feedback icon at the beginning of each section of the plan to offer comments and suggestions on the TDSB’s Special Education Plan.

Section A - Introduction
Section B - The Board's Consultation Process
Section C - The Board's General Model for Special Education
Section D - Roles and Responsibilities
Section E - Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)
Section F - Educational and Other Assessments
Section G - Early Identification Procedures and Intervention Strategies
Section H - The Identication Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) Process and Appeals
Section I - Categories and Definitions of Exceptionalities
Section J - Special Education Placements Provided by the Board
Section K - Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
Section L - Specialized Health Support Services in School Settings
Section M - Equipment
Section N - Accessibility of School Buildings
Section O - Transportation
Section P - Provincial and Demonstration Schools
Section Q - Coordination of Services with Other Ministries or Agencies
Section R - Staff Development
Section S - Special Education Staff

Section U - Glossary of Terms and Acronyms
Special Education Plan 2022-2023
Special Education Plan 2022-2023(Word Version)


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