Special Education Update

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ADSB’s Kelly Colter updated Trustees on Special Education programming.

Superintendent Kime Collver and System Administrator Special Education Kelly Colter provided Trustees with an over view and update on Special Education programming and shared information from the Ministry of Education Special Education Branch.

Also shared was the provincial Special Needs Strategy and the community partners with whom Algoma District School Board (ADSB) is working to provide support for our youth. These partnerships are allowing our students to receive timely and effective services that they need to participate fully at home, at school and in the community.
Ms. Colter also provided an overview of our special education classes (Supported Learning Classes, Communication Classes, Section 23 classes) and the successes our students have had working with our dedicated special education teachers, school administrators and support staff. We also have many students with special education needs being supported in regular classrooms.

Our special education department continues to focus on supporting our students who present with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) by providing professional development opportunities for Special Education Resource Teachers (SERTs), teachers, educational assistants and administrators.