Special Needs Children - Education

All students should have every opportunity to gain as many benefits from their school experience as possible. In order for students to be successful and thrive, they require help and support from their teachers, family, and classmates. Some students may have additional specific or special needs that require additional support beyond what is typically received in a school setting. These children may experience challenges relating to emotional, visual, language, speech, hearing, and behavioural needs. Special needs support may include changes to the educational program or curriculum or changes to appropriate grade level expectations for their age. Canada has a very inclusive approach to children with special needs, and by law, all schools in Canada are required to have a special education program. However, depending on your child’s diagnosis, physical and/ or mental capabilities, Special Needs Schools and alternative education centres may be able to provide additional provisions for your child, be better equipped, or have teachers specifically trained in various areas of Special Needs education. Are you looking for the best school in your area to provide Special Needs assistance for your child? Or are you wondering if your child qualifies for additional help and support in their school setting? We know making decisions about your child’s education can be tough, and if they have Special Needs, you have even more to consider. We can help.

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Education & Children with Special Needs

From Segregation to Inclusion

This important book discusses the principles and practice of moving from segregated education to integration and then inclusion in the context of educating children with disabilities in present day India. The actions to be taken are examined at two levels: the level of the system and that of the school. The contributors accordingly discuss a number of important issues including legislative measures, administrative and financial support, equality of opportunities, teacher training, classroom organisation, curriculum modification and parental involvement. Examples of inclusive schooling at work are also provided.

Education Of Children With Special Needs

The book is a comprehensive one on children education of special needs. It discusses education of children with visual impairment, with hearing impairment, with mental retardation, with learning disabilities, with orthopaedic disabilities, including administration and organization of special education.

Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book

What You Can Do Now to Advocate for Your Exceptional Child's Education

Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book: What You Can Do Now to Advocate for Your Exceptional Child's Education is a unique handbook that teaches parents how to work with schools to achieve optimal learning situations and accommodations for their child's needs.

Inclusive Education for Children with Special Needs

Inclusive Education Is A Worldwide Movement Aiming To Create One Education System That Values All Children To Devise A Classroom That Welcomes All Children Irrespective Of Disability, Community Background, Sexuality, Ethnic Background Etc. The Current Conceptualization Of Children With Special Needs Has Replaced The Negative Labels Of The Past Which Called Disabled Children As Lame, Crippled, Less Fortunate Or Mentally Retarded. The Modern Concept Consider Such Children As Unique Whose Uniqueness May Be Noticed In One Or The Other Dimensions Vision, Hearing, Communication, Adaptive Behaviour, Etc. Researches Are Being Conducted Across The World So That Inclusive Education Can Be Made More Adequate And Thereby Prove More Useful.The Present Book Is A Complete Treatise On Inclusive Education With Particular Emphasis On Children With Special Needs. It Seeks To Find Out How Information/Findings From Researches On Inclusion Can Be Employed To Influence Inclusive Practices In Classrooms In A Positive Way. It Provides Useful Tips And Strategies To Those Who Need To Know As To Why, Whom And How To Include Children With Special Needs In Regular Classroom Activities. The Facts And Findings Stated In This Book In The Form Of Tables, Pictures, Boxes And Small But Separate Sections Will Prove Comprehensible Inputs For School Reforms And Reorganizations To Achieve Full Inclusion. A Detailed Bibliography Has Been Included In The Book To Enable The Inquisitive Readers To Pursue The Subject Further. The Students And Research Scholars Of Education Will Find This Book Highly Useful. In Addition, The Planners, Administrators, Functionaries Of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan And Social Workers Will Consider It Extremely Informative.

Including Children with Special Needs

A Handbook for Educators and Parents

Thirteen contributors address some of the issues involved when integrating the special needs child into all facets of school life.

Parents Have the Power to Make Special Education Work

An Insider Guide

Written by parents who have been through the US special education system, this book cuts through the jargon to provide other parents with a no-nonsense road map full of valuable first-hand insights and tried-and-tested advice. The authors clearly describe: · the special education process, including the school hierarchies parents are likely to encounter and etiquette to be aware of when dealing with school personnel · the information parents should expect to see in school evaluations and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), and what to do when this information is missing or insufficient · problems parents may encounter when the needs of the school conflict with the needs of a child, including how to deal with such situations and when to seek legal advice · the importance of organizing special education documentation and establishing a 'paper trail', and how to begin this process · why transition planning is so important, and transition services parents may want to consider for their child. Demonstrating that parents really do have the power to make special education work for their child, this empowering guide is essential reading for parents of children with disabilities who are new to the special education system in the US, as well as those who feel frustrated with the system.

Vygotsky and Special Needs Education

Rethinking Support for Children and Schools

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Believe in My Child with Special Needs!

Helping Children Achieve Their Potential in School

In this candid and positive guidebook, Mary Falvey tells parents everything they need to know to be successful advocates throughout their child's education, from preschool to high school and beyond!

Special Needs Education

Children with Exceptionalities

Joseph Walser provides the first examination of Nagarjuna's life and writings in the context of the religious and monastic debates of the second century CE. Walser explores how Nagarjuna secured the canonical authority of Mahayana teachings and considers his use of rhetoric to ensure the transmission of his writings by Buddhist monks. Drawing on close textual analysis of Nagarjuna's writings and other Buddhist and non-Buddhist sources, Walser offers an original contribution to the understanding of Nagarjuna and the early history of Buddhism.

Inclusive Special Education

Evidence-Based Practices for Children with Special Needs and Disabilities

Much has been written about special education and about inclusive education, but there have been few attempts to pull these two concepts and approaches together. This book does just that: sets special education within the context of inclusive education. It posits that to include, effectively, all children with special educational needs in schools requires an integration of both concepts, approaches, and techniques. It has never been more timely to publish a book that helps professionals who work with schools, such as psychologists, special education professionals, and counselors, to identify effective practices for children with special needs and provide guidelines for implementing these in inclusive schools.

Educational Evaluations of Children with Special Needs

Clinical and Forensic Considerations

This book is a step-by-step guide describing how to perform an independent educational evaluation for children with special needs. Chapters provide crucial suggestions for how to navigate conflict between parents and school officials.

Assessment of At-risk and Special Needs Children

Provides a comprehensive examination of testing and the assessment process for evaluation of children from ages 3 - 18. This book is based on the assumption that when a child is referred for assessment, the goal is to solve the child's problem by developing appropriate academic or social interventions. It emphasises on functional assessment.

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Special Needs for Adults

Special Needs Parents

Halton District School Board - Special Education Advisory Committee - Burlington - New St

A special advisory committee which provides specific information, advice and assistance to parents/guardians whose children may require additional support.

* makes recommendations to HDSB on special education programs and services
* meetings open to parents and interested parties

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board - Special Education Programs - 20 Education Crt

Provides a continuum of special education supports and services for exceptional learners which includes this regular class placement and support, as well as special class placement and support.

Central West Specialized Developmental Services - Halton Wraparound and Seniors Wraparound - Oakville - Main Office

A process available to adults and seniors with a developmental disability who reside in Halton
  • partners communities with individuals with complex needs to enhance their lives by creating strength-based plans
  • focuses on: the strengths of the individual, family and typical needs of people's lives (financial, residential, behavioural)
  • all services and supports tailored to the unique values and cultural needs of individuals and families
  • senior wraparound focuses on connecting with community supports to enable the senior to remain in their homes and then placing supports when they transition into long-term care homes
  • accepts donations of clothing, furniture and household items as well as services in kind like auto, home and mechanical repairs, sewing, painting
  • call the office and let them know what you have to donate and if they can match a family to your donation within 48 hours it will be accepted

Oakville. Recreation and Culture - Special Needs and Medical Considerations - Oakville Town Hall

Programs and services offered by the Recreation and Culture department work towards being accessible and inclusive to all members of the community.

Special needs include:
* intellectual or physical disabilities
* attention and behaviour difficulties
* vision and hearing impairments
* learning disabilities
* allergies
* medical conditions
* medication use

* a Participant Profile must accompany every registration where a medical, developmental or physical condition exists
* this information will be shared with instructional staff only

* support workers are welcome to attend all programs
* a fee may or may not be assessed depending on the activity
* staff may request additional personal information from the support worker for emergency purposes
* even though programs and services are integrated, some individuals may need additional accommodations to participate
* call to request accommodations

* visit the website for information on specialized programs

McMaster Children's Hospital - Preschool Communication Service - Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre, Level 3

Provides assessment and treatment to preschool aged children with speech, language, and communication difficulties.
Specific services available include:
* Assessment and treatment of speech, language and communication delays/disorders
* Group and individual therapy
* Speech and language programs for home
* Augmentative and visual communication services
* Consultation at home and in child care centres
* Educational workshops for parents, caregivers and health professionals
* Research

McMaster Children's Hospital - Child and Youth Mental Health Family Resource Centre - Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre, Level 3

The FRC maintains a thorough collection of books, DVDs and brochures on a variety of topics, medical conditions, health issues, child and youth related issues and parenting topics, which are available to be borrowed.
Provides information about courses, groups, and workshops that are offered in the community.
Available for patients, families, staff and the community.

Behavioural Supports Ontario - Community Outreach Team - Burlington

Provides short-term behavioural support and assistance for clients in crisis, or at risk of a crisis, and their families including:
* crisis intervention
* practical support and outreach
* education
* advocacy
* coordination of services (may include connecting with appropriate longer-term services and community resources)

Milton. Community Services - Inclusion for Special Needs - Milton Town Hall

Refer to the current Community Services Guide for complete descriptions, times and fees.

I-CAN (Integrated Care for Assisted Needs) Programs

School Breaks:
* ICAN P.A. Day Adventures
* ICAN Summer camps
* ICAN March Break
* ICAN Festive Fun
* Extended care - daily and weekly programs

Registered:
ICAN Swimming Lessons

SNAP (Special Needs Activity Program)
School Breaks:
* SNAP Summer Camp
* SNAP March Break

Fitness Registered:
* Zumba (18+ years)

Registered:
* Swim & Gym Junior (6 - 12 years)
* Swim & Gym Senior (13 - 18 years)

Drop In Programs:
Adult Inclusion drop in program (18+ years)
Sledge Hockey Shinny (all ages)

Medically fragile participants:
* participants who are medically fragile and who require the use of medical equipment are welcome to attend programs
* staff are not trained in this area so the family must provide a support worker to be responsible for the participant's medical requirements

Support persons (minimum age 15 years)

a) For all programs (registered and drop-in):
* Support persons provided by a participant's family are welcome to attend programs
* Admission fees are waived for all support persons accompanying a person with a disability as long as the support person is not participating in the program/service

b) For registered programs:
For support persons that are provided by the family, the following may be required:
* Additional information about support persons for safety and emergency purposes
* Attending a training session and providing a criminal record check
* A waiver form, signed by parents/guardians

c) For support persons provided by the Town:
* If your child has a one-to-one worker and will be absent from a program, please notify staff as soon as possible. This will help us to notify/re-assign the staff person working with your child before they arrive

Adult opportunities:
* inclusive recreation opportunities are available for adults
* call 905-878-7252 ext 2613 for more information

Oakville. Recreation and Culture - Special Needs and Medical Considerations - Oakville Town Hall

Programs and services offered by the Recreation and Culture department work towards being accessible and inclusive to all members of the community.

Special needs include:
* intellectual or physical disabilities
* attention and behaviour difficulties
* vision and hearing impairments
* learning disabilities
* allergies
* medical conditions
* medication use

* a Participant Profile must accompany every registration where a medical, developmental or physical condition exists
* this information will be shared with instructional staff only

* support workers are welcome to attend all programs
* a fee may or may not be assessed depending on the activity
* staff may request additional personal information from the support worker for emergency purposes
* even though programs and services are integrated, some individuals may need additional accommodations to participate
* call to request accommodations

* visit the website for information on specialized programs

McMaster Children's Hospital - Child and Youth Mental Health Community Education Service - Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre, Level 3

A variety of programs and services, that are designed to help individuals learn new skills, to better meet the challenges facing today's families.

Programs include:
Helping Your Young Child Deal with Worries (Kids Have Stress, Too!)
COPEing with Teens
COPEing with 3-12 yr olds
Understanding Anxiety, Depression & Parenting Your Anxious Child and Youth
Understanding how Divorce and Separation Affects Your Child and Teen

See Growing Together Guide for more programs, dates and times

Behavioural Supports Ontario - Community Outreach Team - Burlington

Provides short-term behavioural support and assistance for clients in crisis, or at risk of a crisis, and their families including:
* crisis intervention
* practical support and outreach
* education
* advocacy
* coordination of services (may include connecting with appropriate longer-term services and community resources)

McMaster Children's Hospital - Child and Youth Mental Health Parent & Community Education Services - Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre, Level 3

COPE programs are designed to strengthen the parenting capacity of families/caregivers whose children are displaying challenging behaviours, notably attentional and/or oppositional behaviours.

COPEing with Oppositional Teens offers:

* Weekly 2 hr meeting, for 8 weeks.
* Problem solving discussions, videotapes, homework projects, workshops and readings for parents, focus on the unique challenges presented by very oppositional teens.