Children with Special Needs

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While the language of schooling in Quebec in French, children with a serious learning disability are allowed to study in English under a special authorization if deemed necessary by their medical provider. The request shall be supported and documented by a psychoeducational evaluation. If children meet the criteria, a Certificate of Eligibility to Study in English in Quebec will be issued. To learn about the services offered to children with special needs by the English Montreal School Board, please visit: 

For the Lester B. Pearson School Board, visit: 

To learn about the services offered by the Commission Scolaire de Montreal and the Commission Scolaire Marguerite Bourgeois to children with special needs including learning, behavioral or physical disabilities, please visit: and




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)

Montreal Families Special Needs Directory

Autism Speaks Canada

Autism Montreal

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

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