Ontario now includes ADHD in special education category

A new memo from the Ministry of Education in Ontario makes a point of including students with ADHD among those for whom special education services must be provided, if required.  The article in this morning’s Toronto Star explains the new provincial approach, which is being hailed by experts in the field in Ontario as offering consistency in approach to students with this diagnosis.

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2 Responses to “Ontario now includes ADHD in special education category”


  1. 1 Joseph S January 11, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Well, well, well

    Ontario, our most populous province has finally acknowledged that ADHD must receive support!

    Wonder what the current situation is in the rest of Canada?

    Hope to see some info/comment on this issue posted to this blog.

  2. 2 Jack Kamrad January 11, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Actually, the clarification memo sent by the ministry simply reinforced the intent of the special ed system. In other words, students with ADHD, demonstrating learning needs were always eligible for spec ed support. The memo does not create a “new” category for ADHD.


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