Part I: Categories & Criteria of Exceptionalities
The Education Act identifies five categories of exceptionalities for exceptional students: behavioural, communicational, intellectual, physical, and multiple. These broad categories are designed to address the wide range of conditions that may affect a student's ability to learn, and are meant to be inclusive of all medical conditions, whether diagnosed or not, that can lead to particular types of learning difficulties. (Special Education in Ontario, Categories of Exceptionalities).
Part II: Criteria for Special Education Programs and Placements
A special education program is defined as an educational program that is based on and modified by the results of a continuous assessment and evaluation of the pupil and that includes a plan (now referred to as an Individual Education Plan) containing specific objectives and an outline of the educational services that meets the needs of the exceptional pupil (subsection 1(1)) (The Education Act)
In keeping with legislative requirements (Reg. 181/98), the principles of inclusion as outlined in the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Guidelines on Accessible Education, and the beliefs of the Halton District School Board, placement in a regular classroom setting is given first consideration when it meets the needs of the student and is consistent with parental preferences.
Contents - Programs & Placements
Care, Treatment, Custody and Corrections Programs (CTCC)
Partnerships with Halton Healthcare
Trillium Demonstration School Programs