The Halton District School Board is committed to the principle that learning is a developmental process and students proceed through the stages of development at varying rates. The HDSB is also committed to the principle that early recognition of learning needs and early intervention is the most effective way to ensure the student remains confident about his/her abilities as a learner and engaged in learning in years to come.
Many professionals in the Halton District School Board provide support to students with special needs.
The Student Services department in consultation with the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) prepares an annual Special Education Plan (If you require assistance with this PDF document, please contact Suzanne Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org). This plan is reviewed and approved by the Board of Trustees and submitted to the Ministry of Education.
A Guide for Parents, called Working Together is available to parents, guardians and students about the Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) process in Halton. The document sets out the procedures involved in “identifying" a student as exceptional.
The Individual Education Plan (IEP) outlines information relating to the IEP when initiating discussions with parents about a student having an IEP or upon parental request.