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Special Education

Welcome to the Special Education Department

The Special Education Department at ESA provides a network of support for students with diverse learning styles and needs, their families and their classroom teachers.

Who Is Eligible For Support?

  • students who have an Individual Education Plan (IEP)
  • students who are IPRC’d with a formal exceptionality (eg. Learning Disability)
  • students who have been identified as otherwise being at-risk and who require more direct support 

How Are Students Selected to Receive Support?

An identification process involving all of the following is used:

  • referrals by classroom teachers, guidance counselors and administrators
  • consultation with Board staff
  • consultation with grade 8 feeder schools regarding in-coming grade 9 students
  • parent/student input

TDSB Special Education and Inclusion