Special Education Resources

Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPRDSB):

KPRDSB Parent/Guardian's Guide to Special Education

KPRDSB IPRC Parent/Guardian's Guide

KPRDSB Learning and Life Skills Program (LLS) Parent Guide

Supplemental Student Services

Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Speech and Language Resources

          Inclusive Books List for Children 

Ministry policy documents related to Special Education:

Special Education in Ontario Kindergarten to Grade 12: Policy and Resource Guide (2017)

Ontario Schools, Kindergarten to Grade 12: Policy and Program Requirements (2016)

Elementary and Secondary Report Card templates

Growing Success: Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting in Ontario Schools (2010)

Growing Success: The Kindergarten Addendum (2016)

Creating Pathways to Success: An Education and Career/Life Planning Program for Ontario Schools (2013)

Supervised Alternative Learning: Policy and Implementation (2010)


Ministry resource documents related to Special Education:

Learning for All: A Guide to Effective Assessment and Instruction for All Students, Kindergarten to Grade 12 (2013)

Caring and Safe Schools in Ontario: Supporting Students with Special Education Needs Through Progressive Discipline, Kindergarten to Grade 12 (2010)

Effective Educational Practices for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (2007)

Including Students with Special Education Needs in French as a Second Language Programs: A Guide for Ontario Schools (2015)

Guidelines for Educational Programs for Students in Government Approved Care and/or Treatment, Custody and Correctional (CTCC) Facilities 2019-2020

Planning Entry to School – A Resource Guide (2005)

Equity and Inclusive Education in Ontario Schools: Guidelines for Policy Development and Implementation (2009)


Ministry Publications for Parents

Resolving Identification or Placement Issues

Shared Solutions – A Guide to Preventing and Resolving Conflicts Regarding Programs and Services for Students with Special Education Needs (2007)

Parents in Partnership: A Parent Engagement Policy for Ontario Schools (2010)


Special Education-related Websites

Alternatives Community Program Services, Peterborough http://alternativescommunityprogramservices.ca

Association for Bright Children (ABC) www.abcontario.ca

Autism Ontario www.autismontario.com

Best Buddies www.bestbuddies.ca

Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf www.bobrumball.org

Brain Injury Association Peterborough Region https://www.biapr.ca/

Brain Injury Society of Toronto www.bist.ca

Canadian Hearing Society www.chs.ca

Canadian National Institute for the Blind www.cnib.ca

Canopy Support Services www.canopysupport.ca

Children’s Mental Health Ontario www.cmho.org

Community Living Ontario https://communitylivingontario.ca/en

Developmental Services Ontario https://www.dsontario.ca

Down Syndrome Association of Ontario http://www.dsao.ca

Down Syndrome Association of Peterborough http://downsyndromepeterborough.ca

Easter Seals Ontario www.easterseals.org

FASD Ontario Information https://www.fasdinfotsaf.ca/en/

Five Counties Children’s Treatment Centre https://www.fivecounties.on.ca

Frontenac Youth Services www.frontenacyouthservices.org

Geneva Centre for Autism www.autism.net

Grandview Children’s Treatment Centre and the Campbell School https://grandviewkids.ca

Inclusion Press www.inclusion.com

Integra Foundation www.integra.on.ca

Integration Action for Inclusion in Education and Community www.integration-inclusion.com

Kerry’s Place Autism Services https://www.kerrysplace.org/support-and-services/east-region

Kinark Child and Family Services www.kinark.on.ca

LD OnLine www.ldonline.org

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario www.ldao.ca

Minister’s Advisory Council on Special Education www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/general/abcs/acse/acse_eng.html

Ontario 211 Community and Social Services www.211ontario.ca

Ontario Association for Families of Children with Communication Disorders https://www.oafccd.com

Ontario Council for Exceptional Children www.cecontario.ca

Ontario Federation of Cerebral Palsy www.ofcp.on.ca

Ontario March of Dimes www.marchofdimes.ca

Rebound Child and Youth Services Northumberland http://www.rcys.ca

Special Needs Opportunity Window www.snow.idrc.ocad.ca

VIEWs for Children who are Blind or Have Low Vision www.viewson.ca

VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children www.voicefordeafkids.com