Special Education Website Links

Many organizations are available to provide information and support to parents of exceptional students. The Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB) provides these community links for your convenience. These are links to external sites. Inquiries about these websites should be directed to the individual site webmasters.

Association for Bright Children - provides support to parents of bright and gifted children and adolescents through newsletters, networking, an annual conference and local workshops.

Autism Society Ontario - increases public awareness about autism and the issues faced by individuals with autism, their families and the professionals with whom they interact.

Canadian Down Syndrome Society - information, advocacy and education about Down syndrome for parents and families through all stages of life.

Canadian Hearing Society - removes barriers to communication, advances hearing health, and promotes equity for people who are culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing.

Canadian National Institute for the Blind - works hand-in-hand with Canadians who are blind or partially sighted to advocate for a barrier-free society and promote the importance of vision health.

Champlain Community Care Access Centre - provides equitable access, individualized care coordination and quality health care including long-term care options.

CHEO Mental Health: Topics A to Z - provides families with information on common mental health issues such as depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), self-harm and eating disorders.

Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley - works predominately with 150 adults who have an intellectual disability and their families in the context of community living.

CHEO Mental Health: Topics A to Z - provides families with information on common mental health issues such as depression, OCD, self-harm, and eating disorders.

Down Syndrome Research Foundation - empowers individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential by pioneering educational programs and services grounded in research.

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario (LDAO) - offers resources, services and products to help people with learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD).

Learning Disabilities Online - provides information and advice about learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD).

Ministry of Education - administers the system of publicly funded elementary and secondary school education in Ontario.

Ministry of Education - Special Education - special education resources, policies and links from the Ministry of Education that support special education in Ontario schools.

SEAC - Special Education Advisory Committee's roles and responsibilities and additional links and resources.

Special Needs Opportunity Window - focuses on inclusive education and provides information and training on technologies for learning both in and out of the classroom.

The Action Starts Here! (The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps - TASH) - advocates for human rights and inclusion for people with significant disabilities and support needs.