If you have a child with special education needs entering Kindergarten in September 2021, on Wednesday, March 24th, we hosted a Virtual Parent Information Meeting for Kindergarten Special Education. 

Visit the Kindergarten page for more information.

At HCDSB, we believe that each student is a unique gift from God and as such has the right to an education which will foster spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional, and social growth. We believe that students with special needs (exceptionalities) should be given the opportunities and support necessary to reach their full potential. We have adopted an inclusion policy because we believe every effort should be made to provide programs and services to support students with exceptionalities in the regular classroom setting. 

All decisions are grounded in the following five foundational assumptions: 

  1. All students can learn. 
  2. Teachers have the greatest influence over student learning. 
  3. We can all be more than what we currently are. 
  4. Support and professional development are required to be so.
  5. This is best accomplished in partnership with parents.

Special Education Programs & Services at HCDSB

The Ontario Education Act requires all school boards to provide special education programs and services for their exceptional students.

The HCDSB Special Education Plan proves a quick overview of the special education services available across our school district. Feedback on the Special Education Plan may be sent to seac@hcdsb.org

The special education programs and services available to students at HCDSB are outlined in A Parent’s Guide to Special Education Programs & Services.

Contact Us

For more information about the special education programs and services we offer at HCDSB, please email: SESecretaries@hcdsb.org.