This site provides an introduction to, and support for, students with autism spectrum disorder. Videos and other support are provided to give the general public, parents, students, and teachers a clear understanding of what autism is and how it can be addressed effectively in the school.
Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario (LDAO)
The LDAO provides leadership in learning disabilities advocacy, research, education, and services and to advance the full participation of children, youth, and adults with learning disabilities in today’s society. Some sample programs include IEP 101 Online Workshop for Parents and Students, Professionals Workshop Series: Introduction to LDs and ADHD and Partnering with Schools for Student Success.
Ontario Council for Exceptional Children (OCEC)
The OCEC Annual Special Education Conference provides educators and partners in education with resources, tools, and strategies to support the learning of all students with special education needs.
Ontario Association for Developmental Education (OADE)
OADE works to improve the education for students with developmental challenges in Ontario. OADE pursues this goal through maintaining direct contact with the Ontario Ministry of Education concerning developmental education hosting an annual conference, and maintaining a website of research and resources.
Ontario Ministry of Education General Special Education Resources
This site provides Special Education information and resources to support students with special needs.
Raise the Flag
Autism Ontario’s educational toolkits for educators from primary through to post-secondary school.
SNOW – Education, Access and You!
SNOW (Special Needs Opportunity Window) provides educators with information and training about inclusive technology and teaching practices.
Teachers’ Gateway to Special Education
Developed by OTF, the Teacher’s Gateway to Special Education provides specific strategies and resources to help teachers address the unique needs of students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. This resource includes links to board special education plans, Ministry documents, and other helpful resources. The Gateway also includes definitions of key special education terms, and can be used as a guide for teachers building Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
Guide to the Individual Education Plan (OECTA)
This Individual Education Plan (IEP) guide is produced to reflect OECTA’s mandate to promote Catholic values, to foster the growth of confident, competent professionals, and to assist members to grow professionally. It is our hope that this guide will assist teachers in understanding that the IEP process is more than a documentation exercise and will support teachers to work through the process efficiently while complying with Ministry standards.
Special Education Video Series (OECTA)
The following six videos were produced by teachers, for teachers, during a summer OECTA AQ project. They are intended to inform teachers and invite discussion of some of the issues in special education.
Teach a Gifted Kid
Provides ideas for teaching gifted children.
TheTeachAbleProject.org has ready-to-use lesson plans, resources and professional development tools. It’s designed to help Ontario educators and school board staff build their awareness of accessibility issues, and to equip them with the information and materials they need to educate and inspire students.