Ontario Ministry of Education – Special Education
Information for parents and educators on how special education works in Ontario, including legislation, policies, and resource documents.
“Our goal is to provide information and training for educators, parents and students with disabilities on technologies for learning both in and out of the classroom as well as promote understanding of inclusive practices.”
“If you or someone you know has difficulty reading print because of a visual, physical or learning disability, we can help you find books and magazines in audio, e-text and braille; read daily newspapers; enjoy classic movies, with the action described; and help your kids discover a love of reading.”
Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
“ODSP helps people with disabilities who are in financial need pay for living expenses, like food and housing… and it helps people with disabilities who can and want to work prepare for and find a job.”
Ontario Works (OW)
“If you are in temporary financial need, Ontario Works can provide you with money and help you find a job.”
Disability Tax Credit
“The disability tax credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay.”
Ontario Human Rights
“The Ontario Human Rights System is made up of three separate agencies:
- The Ontario Human Rights Commission works to promote, protect, and advance human rights through research, education, and policy development.
- The Human Rights Legal Support Centre gives legal help to people who have experienced discrimination under the Code.
- The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario is where human rights applications are filed and decided.”
National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
“NEADS is a consumer organization, with a mandate to encourage the self-empowerment of post-secondary students with disabilities. NEADS advocates for increased accessibility at all levels so that disabled students may gain equal access to college or university education, which is their right.”
Child Advocacy Project
“CAP is a free legal service for low-income children and families in Ontario who face challenges to their legal rights at school.”