Special Education Information and Links
Special Education Advisory Committees (SEACs) play a vital role in the success of special education programs and services in Ontario’s publicly funded schools.
This information program has been developed by the Ontario Ministry of Education to assist SEAC members to undertake the roles and responsibilities ascribed to them by legislation.
Below is a link to a variety of information that your SEAC will be aware of and can use to help resolve concerns or conflicts you may encounter.
IF you have any questions regarding SEAC, please feel free to contact our local SEAC representatives
* Rainbow Board SEAC Representative - Natasha Delaney firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for a Catholic Board English, Catholic Board French and Public Board French respresentatives for the new September 2017-2018 School Year.
The Ministry of Education website provides a variety of information and useful links with regards to our children's education, specifically focused at special education needs.
||What is SEAC?
||The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) advises Rainbow District School Board on matters related to special education. The majority of SEAC members are volunteer representatives from parent and community associations. Two Board Trustees also sit on the committee.
SEAC includes representatives from the following association members:
SEAC also includes First nations members, trustees and members at large in Sudbury, Espanola and Manitoulin.
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Parent Support Group
- Autism Society of Ontario – Sudbury Chapter
- Canadian National Institute for the Blind
- Down Syndrome Association of Sudbury
- Easter Seals Society of Ontario
- Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario – Sudbury Chapter
- Sudbury Manitoulin Foster Parents Association
||When and where are SEAC meetings held?
||SEAC meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month during the school year. Meetings take place from noon to 2 pm at The Gord Ewin Centre for Education at Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School, 275 Loach’s Road in Sudbury (Howard Shecter Conference Room). Please confirm meeting dates by calling 705-674-3171, extension 7216. Meetings of the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) are open to the public.
The Board continues to have a dedicated and supportive SEAC. Click the link below for more information and for a schedule of meetings and list of members. Be aware that anyone can attend a SEAC.
Below is a link to a document put together by Rainbow Schools. It's titled "A Parents' Guide to Special Education". It includes information on IPRC meetings, IEP development and use, and the appeals process. It also includes a list of members of the Special Ed Advisory Committee and their contact information.