SEAC and Education Links
Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is an advisory committee mandated by the Ministry of Education to advise the Board on any issues related to students with diverse learning needs including special education needs.
The members of the committee include representative of local associations, members of the school board, Aboriginal representatives, and may include additional members who do not belong to any of these groups. For more information about SEAC roles and responsibilities, please visit the Ontario Ministry of Education's SEAC Learning website.
For more information about the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board SEAC, please click here.
For more information about the Peel District School Board SEAC, please click here.
Government of Ontario Education Resources/Links
In addition to policy documents, the Ontario Ministry of Education has publised a number of resource documents to assist school boards in implementing policies and delivering special education programs and services.
In the interest of saving you time, a list of publications and websites have been compiled about the education system.
The Education Act - Reg 181/98
IEP/IPRC/School Information Resources
Ontario Ministry of Children & Youth Services (MCYS)
MCYS Newsletters for parents of children and youth with autism (in pdf format).
Other Education Resources/Links
Ask Lindsay - Providing useful information and resources for parents and families has always been a priority for the Ontario Association of Children's Rehabilitation Services (OACRS). To assist parents and families with navigating the education system, 'Ask Lindsay' was developed to ask questions about special education in Ontario.
CODE - The Council of Ontario Directors of Education providing sample IEPs and other useful information.
Safety Plan - a completed sample to incorporate into your child's IEP.
Safety Plan template - a blank template to develop your own
Writing An Effective IEP (powerpoint presentation developed by York Region)
School Advocacy Hamilton Resources - a website containing basic advocacy skills, special education, suspensions & expulsions, bullying
People for Education - Annual reports on Ontario's Public Schools; Special Education in Elementary Schools and Special Education in Secondary Schools
School Community Tool Kit produced by Autism Speaks, is a free downloable resource for parents to share with educators and the entire school community.
Transitioning to High School? - A must have resource to know what you should be able to acquire for your child during the transition planning process.