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: www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/parents/speced.html
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.
Education For All
This report provides Ontario teachers with specific strategies that will help them teach literacy and numeracy more effectively to students with diverse strengths and needs; show them how to develop a learning profile of classrooms and of individual students; provide assessment, evaluation, and planning strategies; and provide detailed information on instructional support and assistive technology. To maximize its usefulness, the report complements existing ministry curriculum documents, resource documents, and guides to effective instruction, as well as previous expert panel reports on literacy and numeracy (pg. 3).
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.”
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.”
This document aims to maintain high standards, improve student learning, and benefit students, parents, and teachers in elementary and secondary schools across the province.
Beginning in September 2010, assessment, evaluation, and reporting in Ontario schools will be based on the policies and practices described in this document.
Related and Relevant Documents
- The Opportunity to Succeed: Achieving Barrier-Free Education for Students with Disabilities: Consultation Report
- Planning for the Accommodation Needs of Students with Disabilities
- Guidelines on Accessible Education
- Policy and Guidelines on Disability and the Duty to Accommodate
- Roles and Responsibilities in the Accommodation of Students with Disabilities
- Accommodating students with Disabilities-Roles and Responsibilities