Enhancing Access to Special Education (EASE)


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.

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.



Enhancing Access to Special Education (EASE) is a project focused on developing resources to support students & families to navigate the special education system.

Thank you to all the students, parents, caregivers, community support workers and educators for being involved; and sharing your 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.

Instagram @jfcy.ease

The EASE project was generously funded by the Ministry of Education