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Special Education K-6: Tips & Information for Parents, Families and Caregivers

This guide has resources for special education students in kindergarten to grade 6, as well as information for their parents/guardians/caregivers and teachers.


“Nothing motivates a

child more than when

learning is valued by

schools and families/

community working

together in partnership.”

Michael Fullan

Advocacy and rights

Communication and advocacy


Ask your Learning Commons Informationist or Public Library staff for help in locating the resources listed here.

Individualized Education Plan (IEP)

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.

Ontario Special Needs--Road map for schools

What is Autism?

Organizations that can help

Taking care of myself--a guide for young people with autism