Human Rights & Special Education

It is important to note that the Special Education Tribunal only hears appeals of decisions about identification and placement. The nature of the supports or accommodations provided or denied cannot be challenged through a process under the Education Act.

If the disputes involve allegations of discrimination, then an application to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) may be appropriate. Education service providers have an obligation to provide services in a manner free from discrimination and to provide the most appropriate accommodations to students with disabilities short of undue hardship.

How we can help

At PooranLaw, we provide advice and representation to parents and students dissatisfied with the decision regarding the identification or placement of students with exceptionalities in all Public and Catholic school boards in Ontario. We also provide advice and representation to parents and students who feel that they have experienced discrimination accessing education.