Enhancing Access to Special Education (EASE)


Enhancing Access to Special Education (EASE) is a project focused on developing resources to support students & families to navigate the special education system. We heard from students, caregivers, educators, and community supports about their experiences and expertise in navigating special education processes. Based on the feedback and recommendations, we have developed a comprehensive guide (available below) and continue to develop other resources. A report that highlights the feedback and recommendations from the consultations will be available soon.


The Special Education in Ontario: A Guide for Students and Caregivers is available for download below, in full or section-by-section. There are also five flowcharts on the main processes available to print below.

Please take a moment to provide us with feedback on the guide and/or flowcharts. All suggestions are encouraged.

Full Guide


  Introduction to Special Education in Ontario

  The Identification, Placement, and Review Committee (IPRC)

  Appealing the IPRC Decision

  The Individual Education Plan (IEP)

Glossary and Resources


 Journey Through Special Education

  Identification, Placement and Review Committe (IPRC) Process

  Appeals – After the IPRC Process

  Important Deadlines for Appeals

The Individual Education Plan (IEP) Process

Coming Soon

A series of short, animated information videos on key special education processes, including the Identification, Placement, and Review Process (IPRC); the Individual Education Plan (IEP); and what special education means for students and families.

Thank you to all the students, parents, caregivers, community support workers and educators for your involvement. 

Questions? Please Contact:

Erica Lalonde
Program Manager – Enhancing Access to Special Education (EASE) Project

Instagram @jfcy.ease

416-920-1633 or 1-866-999-5329 (toll free in ON)
leave message with the main office line and we will return your call as soon as possible


The EASE project is generously funded by the Ministry of Education