Special Education

Special Education Department

 

The Special Education program running at CW Jefferys C I currently supports a population of about 150 students who have an Individual Education Plan (IEP). Many of these students have not been identified as exceptional but they still get a range of accommodations such as instructional, environmental and assessment accommodations as per their needs. The most common exceptionality for those who have been identified as exceptional is “Learning Disability”. Other less frequently faced exceptionalities in our learning community include “Autism Spectrum Disorder” (ASD) - high functioning and “Mild Intellectual Disability”.

Subject teachers in collaboration with Special Education staff as well as the Student Success staff support these students in class and in the resource room. Students with an IEP are timetabled with a GLE (Learning strategies) class as needed to gain study skills which they can use to succeed in other courses they take. Besides academics, we also focus on the wellbeing of these students. This is done in collaboration with Guidance Counsellors, the Social Worker, and the Child and Youth Counsellor. A variety of assessment strategies is used to identify new students who may be eligible to enrol in our Special Education program as needed.

The following resources provide additional information about the TDSB's Special Education Programming: