Human Rights Commission Launches Inquiry into Issues Affecting Students with Reading Disabilities

On Friday, October 3, the Ontario Human Rights Commissions (“OHRC”) announced that they were undertaking an important initiative into human rights issues that affect students with reading disabilities in Ontario’s public education system. This is a welcome and much needed inquiry to better understand and improve how our public education system accommodates students with disabilities, including students receiving special education. Parents have been advocating for years that many school board’s early intervention literacy and reading programs exclude students who receive special education programs and services and the discriminatory impact this has on students with disabilities, limiting their pathways and success in school.

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For more, visit the Ontario Human Rights Commission.