Blog Topic: Special Needs

School Failure to Assist the Learning Disabled

As a teacher I never thought I would be home schooling my children one day. I always thought that if I had a child with learning disabilities, I don’t know what I would do, but certainly I would become bald trying! Our children were in the school system for the first few years. We pulled

Topics: Critiques of the School System, Personal Stories, Special Needs

Good News!! School Health Support Services Update

There has been a positive change in the service delivery model for School Health Support Services. The service delivery model for SHSS is now the same as it is for the Personal Support initiative. This means that the Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) will still assess children for eligibility and determine the type and level

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Topics: Laws & Policies, OFTP's Work, Special Needs

School Health Support Services Phase 2

The August 2000 issue of Home Rules published an article on the extension of school health support services by the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) to independent and home school children. Phase 1 of that initiative took effect in September, 2000. Children taught at home and those in independent schools finally have the

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Topics: Laws & Policies, OFTP's Work, Special Needs

Extended School Health Services for Homeschoolers – report of problems

In the August 2000 issue of Home Rules, it was reported by Albert Lubberts, President of OFTP, that School Health Support Services would be extended to all independent schools as well as home educated school aged children in the province. This new initiative came into effect on September 2000. The services covered are: occupational therapy,

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Topics: Laws & Policies, OFTP's Work, Special Needs

Extended School Health Services for Homeschoolers

On December 16, 1999 Elizabeth Witmer, the Minister of Health & Long Term Care (MOHLTC) announced the government’s commitment to provide School Health Support Services to all independent school and home educated school aged children in the province. This new initiative will come into effect in September, 2000. The expected cost to start up this

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Topics: Laws & Policies, Special Needs