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Suffer The Children (Video)
Mental health concerns in Windsor Ontario by Dr. Cory Saunders, C.Psych, Windsor Regional Hospital
The Importance Of Eye Training
Dr. H. Huang, Eye Care First – 6640 Tecumseh Road East, Suite 130, Windsor, ON N8T 1E6 519.948.9797
Education Act Reg 181 98 (PDF)
Governs the identification and placement of exceptional pupils, IPRC reviews, appeal procedures, and the role of parent(s)/guardian(s) in these processes
IEP Resource Guide (PDF)
This guide is intended to assist school boards in complying with the requirements for IEPs that are set out in Regulation 181/98
Parents Back to School Guide (PDF)
Tips for the new school year, Where to look for more information.
Progressive Discipline for Students with Special Needs (PDF)
The focus of this document is on the particular circumstances of students with special education needs.
Special Education Funding Guidelines (PDF)
The Special Equipment Amount (SEA) provides funding to school boards to assist with the costs of equipment essential to support students with special education needs where the need for specific equipment is recommended by a qualified professional.
Standards for Boards Special Education Plans (PDF)
This document describes the new province-wide standards that school boards1 must meet when developing their special education plans.
Transition Planning for Exceptional Students (PDF)
Roles and responsibilities for school boards, students/families, those who support students before and after they leave school.
A Shared Responsibility (PDF)
Ontario’s Policy Framework for Child and Youth Mental Health: The Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) has developed a policy framework to provide strategic direction for ongoing improvements over the next decade.
Out of the Shadows At Last – Summary (PDF)
May 2006 final report highlights the need to address the mental health system and the needs of all Canadians, young and old.
Ontario’s Safe School Strategy (PDF)
The Safe Schools Action Team was mandated by government to conduct a review of the Safe Schools Act?(Part XIII of the Education Act), as well as its regulations, and related policies and administrative practices.
United Way Community Well Being Report (PDF)
Officially released on 8/23/10 by The Windsor-Essex County United Way.
About.Com: Learning Disabilities
A site that provides informative articles and downloads for parents and people with learning disabilities of all ages.
The Rogers Center for Learning
Offers a multisensory reading, spelling and penmanship CD-ROM program which builds an association between symbols and sounds in the English language through self-paced repetition. It utilizes the close association of visual, auditory and kinesthetic elements to help students improve their language skills.
ADHD For School Teachers
For improving the knowledge of (upcoming) teachers on ADHD and to make action and treatment plans.
Internet Special Education Resources (ISER)
Great website with a vast array of well-organized special education links.
School supplies high-tech, high-cost
From e-readers to iPads, digital textbooks to mobile apps, students of every age and education level are confronting shopping lists that are expected to top $600 per consumer. It creates pressure to have the latest gear, and unless an institution is going to provide these gadgets we have an issue of accessibility says Sidneyeve Matrix, a professor of media studies at Queen’s University. Experts in support of such changes say the key isn’t the technology itself but rather teachers who know how to leverage it in meaningful ways. Sharon Friesen, dean in the faculty of education says the driving forces behind this movement are globalization, technological developments and improved research on learning styles.
Outing mental health woes
[Children's mental health Ontario - republished]
Social media helping erase stigma of mental illnesses