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Our research identified the following barriers and obstacles to access Special Education:
• Inability to access adequate programming to accommodate for learning disabilities, psychological and mental health factors and other special needs;
• Inability to build and sustain open, responsive, and reciprocal communication between parents and schools;
• Teachers working with special needs children lacked training, understanding and empathy;
• Schools lacked transparency by not presenting parents with the full spectrum of placements and services available to their children;
• Lack of implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEPs); and
• Schools being unable or unwilling to offer the full spectrum of programs and services provided for in their Special Education policies, either due to lack of openness or lack of resources.
Now that municipal elections are over, new and returning trustees are heading up new school board administrative councils as of December 1st, 2014 for the next four years. School board trustees are one of four major players in the education sector, with teacher unions, the Ministry of Education and the Ontario College of Teachers making […]read more
On February 1st, 2013 the Ministry of Education released a new policy with regards to transition plans for all students with special needs who have Individual Education Plans (Policy/Program memorandum no. 156). All students from kindergarten to grade 12 must now have a transition plan completed as part of their IEP including transition plans for […]read more