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“Nothing motivates a
child more than when
learning is valued by
schools and families/
together in partnership.”
Through Your Child’s Eyes - simulation
It’s one thing to read about learning and attention issues. It’s another thing to see them through your child’s eyes. Experience firsthand how frustrating it is when your hand won’t write what your brain is telling it to. Or how hard it is to complete a simple task when you have trouble focusing. Use these unique simulations and videos to better understand your child’s world. ~ understand.org
Communication and advocacy
A guide to good communication with your child's school.
Ask your Learning Commons Informationist or Public Library staff for help in locating the resources listed here.
Taking Autism to School by
A children's picture book describing behaviour of a child with autism. Resources for parents and teachers included at the end of the story.
Call Number: E EDW
Publication Date: 2001-09-01
Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
Information Guides for Parents and Students
The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) took on the task to develop a series of information guides for parents and students. These guides cover a variety of topics of interest to all parents. Additional guides are expected to be developed.
Parents supporting parents
Parents of people who have an intellectual disability are able, now more than ever, to connect with other families locally and across the province. The shared experiences and stories are unique to families. Families support each other in many ways and share information that can help create opportunities and lead to action.
The following links are to some of the groups in the province that encourage that family-to-family connection.
"Family Alliance Ontario is a group of family members who offer their knowledge and experience to help other families. It also provides an opportunity to network with others."
Integration Action Group for Inclusive Education and Community (Ontario)
This is an action-oriented group of parents, educators, and concerned citizens. They advocate for inclusion, improved attitudes, practices, policies, and laws that promote inclusion in education and the community. They also offer educational workshops for families across the province."
People First of Ontario
People First Ontario is an advocacy group for people who have an intellectual disability. As a group they promote equality for all persons, assist other people trying to speak up for themselves and making their own decisions; teach members about the rights, abilities, and strengths of People First of Ontario."
"The Individualized Funding Coalition for Ontario supports the self-determination of persons with disabilities. They believe that all people should have control over decisions concerning where they live, with whom they live, with whom they associate, and how they spend their lives."
Ontario Special Needs--Road map for schools
Organizations that can help
Find a Community Living near you
Enter your City or Postal Code to find the nearest member organization.
"This web site promotes the Canadian vision for inclusive education. It has been designed as a meeting place for parents, family members, teachers, education officials and community members who are committed to making inclusive education a reality in our communities."
Taking care of myself--a guide for young people with autism
Taking Care of Myself by
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
This title addresses hygiene, modesty, body growth and development, menstruation, touching, personal safety, and more. Self-care skills such as using the toilet, brushing teeth, and washing hands. Helpful sections include: hygiene, health, modesty, growth and development, menstruation, touching and personal safety, masturbation, and using a urinal.
Resources for talking about sexuality