Returning To School

Following a brain injury, the academic needs of students often change and schools may need to find different ways of supporting them.

The Education Act requires that all school boards provide special education programming for pupils with ‘exceptional’ status (meaning that they have out-of-the-ordinary educational needs).

Each board is required to establish an Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) whose role is to decide on whether a student is identified as ‘exceptional’ or not and if so to decide on appropriate resources for the student.

The Ministry of Education hosts a web page providing information on:

  • how a student is detrmined to be ‘exceptional’
  • how placement decisions are made
  • how decisions may be appealed when a parent does not agree with the IPRC’s decision.

Visit the Ministry of Education’s IPRC site here for more information.


Emotional and Behavioural Changes in Children After Brain Injury

Adolescents and Brain Injury

Learn How to Be a Proactive Advocate for Your Child

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Children with ABI and Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy can be an important aspect of rehabilitation.  Speech-language pathologists work to prevent, identify, assess and treat communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults and provide education and counselling to clients and their family regarding these issues.

Warmline at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation hospital, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in partnership with Cisco Canada, has launched a warmline to help parents and clients navigate the health-care system to find answers to questions about programs, services and resources related to childhood disability.

Toronto Community Resources for Children and Youth

A list of resources in the Toronto area related to Children and Youth.

Useful Links:

ThinkFirst is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of  brain and spinal cord injuries to children and youth through education that aims to change behaviour around risk taking.


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