IN THE MEDIA: TDSB cancelling kindergarten program for children with special needs

Andrew Thibideau and AB. Velasco play with their son Travis, at a park in Toronto, on Saturday, Nov., 30, 2019. CHRISTOPHER KATSAROV/THE GLOBE AND MAIL

“Students placed in contained special-education programs in elementary school are more likely to experience barriers accessing academic-level courses in high school, " says assistant professor and Canada Research Chair in Inclusion, Disability and Education Gillian Parekh in a recent Globe and Mail article. Parekh adds “making such determinations as early as kindergarten can set students along trajectories that significantly limit their future opportunities.”

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