November 11 and 12 Instructional Support Days

This information is for secondary students (Grade 9 to 12) and their families. We would like to remind Waterloo Region[…]

Special Education Advisory Committee member nominations open

WRDSB is currently seeking membership nominations for the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) from local organizations and associations that have[…]

Hillcrest PS welcomes educators from India

On May 17, Hillcrest Public School welcomed three educators from India to learn about the Empower™ Reading Program. Hillcrest runs this reading[…]

New Educational Definition of Learning Disabilities

On January 2, 2015, a new educational definition of learning disabilities came into effect, as outlined in Policy/Program Memorandum No.[…]

Frequently Asked Questions About the Identification of Students with Learning Disabilities

What is the difference between identification and diagnosis of a learning disability? PPM 8 describes the new criteria school boards[…]

Special Education Plan

This document provides an informative and forward-looking overview of special education in the Waterloo Region District School Board. This document[…]

Special Education

The Waterloo Region District School Board’s special education program is founded on the philosophy that every student is entitled to[…]