Special Education / Student Services Department
The Halton District School Board is committed to every student. Our schools work in partnership with students, families and the community to provide programming for student’s individual educational strengths. Halton schools educate the whole child and therefore programs facilitate academic growth, and also social and emotional growth and/or communication development.
Many professionals, including classroom teachers, special education teachers, educational assistants, school administrators, special education coordinators, itinerant teachers, speech and language consultants, social workers, child and youth counsellors, and educational assistants provide the support services to students with special needs.
The Guide to Student Services (see Downloads on right) is designed to provide easy access to the special education system and to provide contact information for school and board special education staff.
The guide does not outline all programs and services offered by the Halton District School Board. For more detailed information refer to the Special Education Plan 2005-2009 (see Downloads on right).
Working Together (see Downloads on right) is a guide to in-school and special education procedures for parents, guardians, and students. This document explains the Identification, Placement, and Review Committee (IPRC) and sets out the procedures involved in identifying a student as “exceptional”, deciding the student’s placement, or appealing such decisions if you do not agree with the IPRC.
Special Education Helpful Links (see Quick Links on right) provide community agency contacts.
After browsing through the website, should you require additional information about programs, services and support in special education, please contact your local school or call 905-631-6120 ext. 322.
Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)
Under Ontario’s Education Act, every student is entitled to a program which meets his or her needs. In Halton, our Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) helps the Board protect the rights of students with special learning needs.
SEAC provides specific information, advice and assistance to parents/guardians whose children may require additional support. SEAC makes recommendations to the Board concerning the establishment and development of special education programs and services. SEAC members includes member representatives from numerous community organizations that support children and their families.
All parents and interested members of the public are welcome to attend SEAC meetings.
For more information about SEAC, including meeting agendas and minutes of previous meetings. [link to info under Board & Trustee]
IF you would like more information on the Special Education Advisory Committee, please call 905 631-6120 ext 323.