Special Education


Special Education Transition Planning Guide (Section F, 75 pg pdf) Entry to School, Transitions/School Day, Transition/One School Year to the Next; Transition Between YRDSB Schools or to a School outside the Board; Elementary to Secondary Transition; Secondary Transition to Post Secondary Options

Transition Planning Resource Guide (June 2014, 18 pgs) is a comprehensive guide with live links and is updated annually: Understanding Transition Planning, Developmental Services and Key Terminology; Provincially Funded Resources and Supports; ODSP, SSAH & Passport funding programs; Ontario Works, Post-Secondary Education; Vocational / Employment Programs; Day Programs/Community Participation Supports; Residential Supports; Respite Services; Autism Services; Legal & Financial; Recreation & Leisure; Bursaries & Scholarships; Transportation; other resources


Ministry of Education - Special Education

The Individual Education Plan (IEP) Resource Guide

Supporting Seamless Transitions from AIP to school, February 2009, Appendix A.

Transition Planning - A Resource Guide

School Board SEPs and Parent Guides

Services for Students with Special Education Needs and the Early Learning Program


Other Resources 

Autism Ontario- York Region Special Education Advisory Committee

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)

Ask Lindsay Moir A broad range of articles in a Q&A format addressing topics of concern for parents.  

Ontario Association of Education Advocates

School Advocacy Hamilton Resources 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




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