Ministry of Education Initiatives and Resources

The following publications are a sample of current information available on the Ontario Ministry of Education Public Website about Special Education. Link to Ministry of Education Special Education website:

Shared Solutions

The Shared Solutions Resource Guide is intended to help parents, educators, and students with special education needs work together to prevent conflicts, resolve them quickly, and allow students to develop their full potential and succeed in school. The approaches outlined build on techniques and strategies for conflict prevention and resolution that supplements processes that are already in place in WCDSB.

Link to “Shared Solutions” Website

Learning For All(2013)

Learning for All, Kindergarten to Grade 121 is a resource guide outlining an integrated process of assessment and instruction for elementary and secondary school educators across Ontario that is designed to help raise the bar and close the gap in achievement for all students. The guide supports the three core priorities for education in Ontario:

– High levels of student achievement

– Reduced gaps in student achievement

– Increased public confidence in publicly funded education

Link to “Learning for All(2013)” PDF

Effective Educational Practices for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders 2007

“This resource guide is designed to support educators in elementary and secondary schools in Ontario in planning and implementing effective educational programs for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). It contains information, strategies, and practices that can be put to use in the school and the classroom. It also includes a collection of sample materials reflecting current practices in schools, as well as lists of references and resources for further reading.”

Link to “Effective Educational Practices for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders 2007” PDF

Individual Education Plan (IEP): A Resource Guide (2004)

“This guide is intended to help teachers and others working with students with special needs to develop, implement, and monitor high-quality IEPs. A five-step process is recommended. Suggestions and examples are provided, but IEPs, by their very nature, will be individualized on the basis of the particular requirements of the student.”

Link to “Individual Education Plan (IEP): A Resource Guide (2004)” Website

Growing Success: Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting in Ontario Schools

This document aims to maintain high standards, improve student learning, and benefit students, parents, and teachers in elementary and secondary schools across the province.

Link to “Growing Success: Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting in Ontario Schools” Website

Beginning in September 2010, assessment, evaluation, and reporting in Ontario schools will be based on the policies and practices described in this document.