Special Education

Indirect Support – Resource Room 145

Students with an IEP can receive Special Education Resource support from a teacher in room 145 during blocks B, C, and D. Room 145 is a space where students may also receive extra time, alternative setting, and computer accommodations.

Special Education Course Options

Learning Strategies (GLE)

GLE is a credit-bearing course offered to students with IEP’s. This course has specific mandated Ministry curriculum that focuses on study and learning skills, for example in the grade 9 year focus is on school orientation, self-advocacy, organization, and study strategies. There is also time for subject support.

Secondary Resource Program (RSE)

RSE is a non-credit-bearing period provided for Special Education students to receive support particular to a student’s needs. The Special Education teacher works in collaboration with the student’s subject teachers to support the student.

Intensive Support Programs (ISPs)

Western Technical Commercial School has the following Intensive Support Programs:

Gifted

Autism (ASD)

Learning Disabilities (LD)

Access to this level of support is by the decision of an Identification Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) or by the recommendation of a Special Education Program Recommendation Committee (SEPRC) in consultation with the student’s parents/guardians/caregivers. A committee will first consider if a student’s needs can be met in the regular class with appropriate support. ISP’s provide special education support for at least 50 percent of the school day. They are staffed with a Special Education teacher and may also have support staff.

SEA Computers

Students with a SEA computer may sign it out from room 209 during these times:

8:00-8:15

Lunchtime

2:40-3:00

Although SEA equipment is meant to be used at school, it can go home for short time periods if necessary (e.g. for project completion or training). Parents must accept responsibility for the equipment by completing a form (available in room 210) and show proof of home insurance that would cover the equipment while at home. SEA equipment should not be taken home over the summer.

Important Links

Individual Education Plan (IEP)

Secondary School Support

Special Education Guide for Parents

Special Education Department Contacts at Western Technical Commercial School

Assistant Curriculum Leaders:

Michael.Pascaris@tdsb.on.ca

Sonam.Matho@tdsb.on.ca

416-393-0500   Ext. 20138