Special Education

Web Links

For Students, Parents/Guardians and Teachers

Visit the many websites below to find the right programs and organizations that can help you, your exceptional child or student.

Association for Bright Children of Ontario

Provides information to parents about the social, emotional and intellectual needs of bright and gifted students. Learn more by visiting their website.

Autism Ontario

Is the leading source of information and referral on autism and one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community. Members are connected through a volunteer network of Chapters throughout the Province of Ontario.

Autism Society Canada

Was founded by a group of parents committed to advocacy, public education, information and referral and support. Visit their website for further information.

Butte Publications

Publishes educational materials for students who are deaf or hard of hearing, their teachers, parents and professionals in the field.

Canadian Association of Educators of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

Provides a host of resources for teachers of the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association(CHHA)

Is a consumer-based organization formed by and for hard of hearing Canadians. CHHA works cooperatively with professionals, service providers and government bodies, and provides information about hard of hearing issues and solutions.

Canada: Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders

Is a not-for-profit parent-run organization that aims to help support, educate and ultimately better the lives of individuals with ADD and those who care for them.

Canadian Association for Community Living
Is a Canada-wide association of family members and others working for the benefit of persons of all ages who have an intellectual disability.

Canadian Hearing Society

Provides services that enhance the independence of deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people, and that encourage prevention of hearing loss. Visit their website to find out more, including information on how you can get involved.

Canadian Institute of Child Health

Is dedicated to promoting and protecting the health, well-being and rights of all children and youth through monitoring, education and advocacy.

Child Care Resources

Offers many services to parents, children and professionals to enhance and support a good quality of life for children in the early years and those with special needs. Parents will find a list of available programs and resources on their website.

Down Syndrome Association of Ontario
Links you to local associations of the DSAO. Visit their website to find a chapter nearest you.

Epilepsy Canada

Enhances the quality of life for persons affected by epilepsy through promotion and support of research and facilitation of education and awareness initiatives that build understanding and acceptance of epilepsy.

League for the Hard of Hearing

Is the world's leading not-for-profit hearing rehabilitation and human services agency for infants, children and adults who are hard of hearing, deaf, and deaf-blind.

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario

Wworks to improve the lives of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities. It offers many resources, services, information, venues and products designed to help people with LDs and ADHD, as well as parents, teachers and other professionals.

Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury

Is a charitable not-for-profit parent organization that supports the interests of students with learning disabilities.  Parents will find a number of practical tips, strategies and resources in the LDAS' quarterly newsletters.

Manitoulin - Sudbury Community Care Access Centre

Is the access point to home health services, school health services and information about/referral to community support services. 

Ministry of Education

Informational website features specific resources about Special Education in Ontario. The site features detailed information about the Education Act, regulations and other information of interest to students, parents and teachers.

Ontario Brain Injury Association
Promotes awareness, understanding and prevention of brain injury through education, advocacy, research grants and community support services.

SEAC Learning Site

Is an information program that has been developed by the Ontario Ministry of Education to assist SEAC members to undertake the roles and responsibilities ascribed to them by legislation.

SNOW: Special Needs Opportunity Window

Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education, is a website that provides resources and professional development information for educators and parents of students with special needs. Please browse through SNOW's website to learn more.

Sudbury Community Service Centre
Provides services to two target groups - people with developmental disability and people experiencing problems with their finances.  In both services, the Centre strives to affect positive change within the lives of the people it serves.

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Is a lifelong resource, support network and advocate for listening, learning, talking and living independently with hearing loss.

The Association of Parent Support Groups in Ontario
Is an organization of parents of disruptive youth. The organization provides weekly meetings, workshops and other resources to assist parents in acquiring the skills to help themselves and their children.

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

Is the primary source of support, information and most importantly, hope, for all Canadians affected by vision loss.

The Easter Seal Society
Is dedicated to helping children with physical disabilities achieve their full individual potential and future independence. Easter Seal people make a difference in the lives of the children and their families by providing direct services, programs, research, advocacy and public education.

The Ontario Association of Children's Rehabilitation Services

Represents 20 children's treatment centres across Ontario. Not-for-profit and community-based, children's treatment centres serve about 40,000 children and youth with disabilities and their families.

Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada
Promotes increased correct diagnoses, overall public knowledge and understanding of the disorder.

VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children
Works to ensure that hearing impaired children have the right to develop their ability to listen and speak and have access to the support and services which will enable them to do so. VOICE also provides parent support, auditory-verbal therapy, educational programs, information resources and advocacy.