Keys to Special Education Conference- Videos Posted

(A message from:  Alison Morse, Provincial Coordinator, Special Education)

Keys to Special Eductaion - Videos posted!

I am very pleased to share the link to 7 workshops from the Keys to Special Education Conference.  The one hour video sessions feature Closed Captioning which can be accessed on the start bar by selecting English on the CC button.


Keynote Presentation – What’s New in Special Education - Louise Sirisko, Director, Special Education Policy and Programs Branch, Ministry of Education provides an overview of Special Education in Ontario.


Effective Advocacy and Collaboration – Information for parents on how to advocate effectively and work collaboratively with teachers and other school staff, Lynn Ziraldo, Past Chair of Minister’s Advisory Council on Special Education


Identifying Potential and Programming Effectively, Joe Trovato, Psycho-educational Consultant, ErinoakKids Centre for Child and Youth Development provides information on how psycho-educational assessments support student programming.


Therapy at home and school – Developing a single plan of care that supports student success in school and at home, Judy Anderson, Single Plan of Care Coordinator for Children's Treatment Network, York Region District School Board


Accessibility Issues at School, David Lepofsky, Chair, AODA Alliance. David shares his experience as an advocate for accessibility and discusses the need for an Accessibility Standard for Education


Implementing Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for Successful Communication, Daniele Fiorindi, Speech/Language Pathologist, CTN - YRDSB Augmentative Communication Consultation Services (ACCS),Sherry Caldwell and Jennifer Facchinelli, parents


Developing Effective Individual Education Plans(IEPs), Alison Morse, Provincial Coordinator – Special Education, Easter Seals Ontario


The webcasts can be accessed at


Handouts for the sessions are available at


Please share this information with SEAC members, families and staff from school boards and community agencies.

BFN Alison

Alison Morse

Provincial Coordinator, Special Education

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