Children with Special Needs

The first step is to take the child's professional evaluation to the school principal who will develop a plan together with the school counsellor or psychologist. Whenever possible and appropriate, the support needed will be integrated in the regular classes.  

While the language of schooling in Quebec is French, children with a serious learning disability may request to be allowed to study in English under a special authorization if deemed necessary by their medical provider. Requests shall be supported and documented by a psychoeducational evaluation. If the child meets the criteria, a Certificate of Eligibility to Study in English in Quebec will be issued.

Learn about services for children with Special Needs at:

Schools (Limited Selection)

Giant Steps is an autism specific private school that offers academic and social inclusion programs, and services in French and in English to students aged 4-21. 

Vanguard School offers an elementary and high school program in French and English for 7 to 16 year-olds with severe learning disabilities.

Summit School offers an elementary and high school program for children aged 4-21 with various kinds of intellectual and behavioural disabilities. 

Kells Academy is a private English elementary and high school that supports children with learning disabilities. 

Centennial Academy is a private English high school dedicated to children with learning disabilities. 


Handbook for Parents of Children with Special Needs (Fédération des comités de parents du Québec)

Autism Speaks Canada

Autism Montreal

L'accompagnateur Directory of resources for children with disabilities, created by parents. 

Trails of Summer Camp for children 3-12 with special needs.

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