Special Education supports can look different school board to school board, and are directly tied to enrollment. Some school boards have self-contained special education classes, where all the students in the class have special educational needs, while others provide a more inclusive model of education. As well, school boards have a range of professionals beyond teaching staff who assist in supporting students with special needs. Your school board may have access to child and youth workers, specialized teachers for the blind, deaf, gifted, etc., speech-language pathologists, or psychologists, just to name a few.
The board’s Special Education Plan is a good source of information about special education services and supports provided by each board and can be found on the board’s website.