Program Chairs

Dr. Sharon Pyke

Retired Supervisory Officer

Nicola Simmons

Partner, Keel Cottrelle LLP

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Ready to take your knowledge of Special Education Law to the next level?

As you respond to a growing number of Special Education students and their unique needs, make sure you have a solid understanding of the obligations you face.

Developed out of our annual Special Education Law program, this advanced session will take you beyond the law, to focus on the complex situations educators face day-to-day. With the guidance of our expert faculty, you will develop a toolkit of best practices to help you address these challenging situations while protecting obligations to both students and staff.

This is an elective course for the Certificate in Education Law. Due to administrative changes, all required and elective courses for the Certificate must be completed by August 31, 2024.

What You’ll Learn

Pressing issues currently at the forefront of Special Education Law

Student Discipline & Safety: Mitigating and other factors

Streaming/academic pathways

Post-secondary transition planning

Human rights & anti-Black racism in the context of special needs student

Ensuring students with lesser needs are not being left behind

Mental Health & operationalizing your obligations under the Education Act

Who Should Attend

School Administrators


Supervisory Officers

School trustees

Directors of Education

School board staff including mental health leads

Representatives from Federations, the Ministry of Education, and Ontario College of Teachers

Advocates for students and parents

Education law practitioners

Special education consultants

Law enforcement working with schools and boards

Government and public policy advisors


Program Chairs

Dr. Sharon Pyke

Retired Supervisory Officer

Nicola Simmons

Partner, Keel Cottrelle LLP



View the 2024 program brochure and agenda to see what you’ll learn from leading experts. 


Recorded: Mar 26, 2024

$595 + TAX

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Substantive 5h 55m
Total5h 55m

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