Navigating Special Education processes can be difficult. JFCY has developed short videos and a written guide to support students & families navigating the special education system.
Also available on the JFCY video page and YouTube (@JFCYOntario playlist):
Identification Placement Review Committee (IPRC)
Exceptionalities and Placements
Individual Education Plan (IEP)
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.
Individual Sections of the Guide
Introduction to Special Education in Ontario
The Identification, Placement, and Review Committee (IPRC)
The Individual Education Plan (IEP)
Flowcharts contained in the Guide:
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
ABOUT THE PROJECT
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.
The EASE project was generously funded by the Ministry of Education